Inhibin



[in-hib-in] /ɪnˈhɪb ɪn/

Biochemistry.
1.
a hormone, found in semen, that acts on the pituitary gland to decrease FSH.

inhibin in·hib·in (ĭn-hĭb’ĭn)
n.
A peptide that acts to inhibit follicle-stimulating hormonal secretion from the pituitary gland.

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