follicle-stimulating hormone


follicle–stimulating hormone

noun

Definition of FOLLICLE-STIMULATING HORMONE

:  a hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the growth of the ovum-containing follicles in the ovary and activates sperm-forming cells —abbreviation FSH

First Known Use of FOLLICLE-STIMULATING HORMONE

circa 1943

follicle–stimulating hormone

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FOLLICLE–STIMULATING HORMONE

: a hormone from an anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the growth of the ovum-containing follicles in the ovary and that activates sperm-forming cells—called also follitropin

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