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thyroid–stimulating hormone

noun

Definition of THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE

:  a hormone that is secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and stimulates the thyroid gland —abbreviation TSH —called also thyrotropic hormone, thyrotropin
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First Known Use of THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE

1941
Medical Dictionary

thyroid–stimulating hormone

noun

Medical Definition of THYROID–STIMULATING HORMONE

:  a hormone secreted by the adenohypophysis of the pituitary gland that regulates the formation and secretion of thyroid hormone—called also thyrotropic hormone, thyrotropin, TSH

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