Gonadotropin



[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) also gonadotrophin
(gō-nād’ə-trō’pĭn, -trŏp’ĭn)
Any of several hormones that stimulate the growth and activity of the gonads, especially follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.

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