[goh-nad-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, gon-uh-doh-] /goʊˌnæd əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌgɒn ə doʊ-/
pertaining to substances formed in the anterior pituitary gland that affect the activity of the ovary or testis.
gonadotropic go·nad·o·trop·ic (gō-nād’ə-trŏp’ĭk, -trō’pĭk) or go·nad·o·troph·ic (-trŏf’ĭk, -trō’fĭk)
[goh-nad-uh-troh-pin, gon-uh-doh-] /goʊˌnæd əˈtroʊ pɪn, ˌgɒn ə doʊ-/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. a substance. gonadotropin go·nad·o·tro·pin (gō-nād’ə-trō’pĭn, -trŏp’ĭn) or go·nad·o·tro·phin (-trō’fĭn, -trō’pĭn) n. A hormone that stimulates the growth and activity of the gonads, especially any of several pituitary hormones that stimulate the function of the ovaries and testes. Also called gonadotropic hormone. gonadotropin (gō-nād’ə-trō’pĭn, -trŏp’ĭn) […]
- Gonadotropin-releasing factor
gonadotropin-releasing factor n. A substance produced by the hypothalamus that stimulates the release of gonadotropin by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Also called gonadoliberin.
noun 1. Biochemistry. a peptide hormone, produced by the hypothalamus, that stimulates the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland to secrete luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. 2. Pharmacology. a preparation of this hormone, used to treat precocious puberty, prostate cancer, male and female infertility, and female reproductive disorders. Abbreviation: GnRH.
[goh-nad, gon-ad] /ˈgoʊ næd, ˈgɒn æd/ noun, Anatomy. 1. a sex gland in which gametes are produced; an ovary or testis. /ˈɡɒnæd/ noun 1. an animal organ in which gametes are produced, such as a testis or an ovary 2. (slang) a foolish or stupid person n. 1880, from Modern Latin gonas (plural gonades), coined […]