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Definition of the noun follicle-stimulating hormone

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noun

  1. a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary and stimulates growth of Graafian follicles in female mammals, and activates the cells in male mammals that form sperm

Alternative definition of the noun follicle-stimulating hormone

noun

  1. alternate spelling of follicle stimulating hormone

Explanation

Follicle-stimulating Hormone a.k.a. Follicle Stimulating Hormone: A gonadotropin hormone synthesized by the anterior lobe of the pituitary and is essential for reproduction, stimulating estrogen and sperm production.

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Google previewThe Law on Medicines (2012)

Volume 1 A Comprehensive Guide by H.S. Harrison

'FOLLICLE-STIMULATING HORMONE is an extract of post-menopausal urine containing that hormone which has the property of stimulating growth and maturation of germinal follicles in the ovary. Such extract may contain substances with ...

Google previewHealth Assessment for Nursing Practice (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Follicle-stimulating hormone is a hormone found in humans and other animals. It is synthesized and secreted by gonadotrophs of the anterior pituitary gland. Follicle stimulating hormone regulates the development, growth, pubertal maturation, ...

Google previewBeef Production and Management Decisions (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Follicle-stimulating hormone is a hormone found in humans and other animals. It is synthesized and secreted by gonadotrophs of the anterior pituitary gland. Follicle-stimulating hormone regulates the Luteinizing hormone Progesterone ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), a gonadotropin that stimulates the growth and maturation of graafian follicles in the ovary and promotes spermatogenesis in the male. It is secreted by the anterior pituitary gland.

Google previewJablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations (2008)

by Stanley Jablonski

FSH fascioscapulohumeral; focaland segmental hyalinosis; follicle-stimulating hormone FSHB follicle-stimulating hormone, betachain FSHD facioscapulohumeralmuscular dystrophy FSH/LR-RH follicle-stimulatinghormone and luteinizing ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

Twosuchhormones are secreted bytheanterior pituitary: follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biological Chemistry (2013)

Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) A pituitary hormone recognized by the FSH receptor; also, follitropin. Glycoprotein hormones The structurally related hormones thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), LH, CG, and FSH. The glycoprotein ...

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

FSH fascioscapulohumeral; focal and segmental hyalinosis; follicle-stimulating hormone FSHB follicle-stimulating hormone, beta chain FSHD facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy FSH/LR-RH follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing ...

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Human Histology (2012)

by R.V. Krstic;

Follicle-stimulating hormone gonadotropes: f Gonadotropes type Follicle-stimulating hormone-releasing factor: f Gonadotropin-releasing factor Follicle, ultimobranchial: 1 Ultimobranchial follicles Follicles, lingual:f Lingual follicles ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

Any of several hormones secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary, including corticotropin, follicle-stimulating hormone, gonadotropin, growth hormone, luteinizing hormone, melanocyte-stimulating hormone, prolactin, and thyrotropin.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) A hormone that stimulates the maturation of ovarian follicles in females and sperm production in males. FSH is produced by the pituitary gland. fontanel A soft spot in an infant's head where ...

Google previewBailliere's Midwives' Dictionary E-Book (2012)

by Denise Tiran

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