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

Examples of follicle-stimulating hormone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Genetics Home Reference also says genetic variants that interfere with follicle-stimulating hormone, energy production, inflammation, and insulin production and regulation, may also contribute to PCOS. Emilia Benton, Health.com, 14 Oct. 2021 Here’s how that might work: The pituitary gland regulates levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which then prepare ovarian follicles for maturation. Mary Claire Lagroue, SELF, 12 Sep. 2019 Insulin resistance may also affect how the pituitary gland regulates your levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), both of which prepare those ovarian follicles for maturation. Mary Claire Lagroue, SELF, 23 Apr. 2019 This effectively tells your brain to decrease its production of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which is responsible for developing a follicle to release an egg in ovulation. Natasha Lavender, SELF, 1 Apr. 2019 That often includes injectable medication containing a follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), a luteinizing hormone (LH), or a combination of both to stimulate more than one egg to develop at a time, the organization says. Korin Miller, SELF, 3 Aug. 2018 The rise in multiple birth rates, according to the organization, is associated with expanded use of fertility therapies and older maternal ages at childbearing because of elevated follicle-stimulating hormone levels. Barry Adams, The Seattle Times, 10 Jan. 2018 That meant injections of follicle-stimulating hormones, an egg-retrieval process that left her feeling miserable, and a series of shrinking numbers: from 23 eggs to just two genetically intact, fertilized embryos. Anndee Hochman, Philly.com, 29 Nov. 2017 According to Women Who Experienced Them An ovarian reserve test generally consists of a blood and/or urine analysis to determines levels of the hormones inhibin B, anti-mullerian hormone (AMH), and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Health.com, 11 Oct. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'follicle-stimulating hormone.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of follicle-stimulating hormone

1931, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About follicle-stimulating hormone

Time Traveler for follicle-stimulating hormone

Time Traveler

The first known use of follicle-stimulating hormone was in 1931

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near follicle-stimulating hormone

follicle mite

follicle-stimulating hormone

follicular hormone

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for follicle-stimulating hormone

Cite this Entry

“Follicle-stimulating hormone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/follicle-stimulating%20hormone. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for follicle-stimulating hormone

follicle-stimulating hormone

noun

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

More from Merriam-Webster on follicle-stimulating hormone

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about follicle-stimulating hormone

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!