follicle–stimulating hormone

noun

Definition of follicle–stimulating hormone

  1. :  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

Circa 1943

First Known Use of follicle–stimulating hormone

circa 1943


Medical Dictionary

follicle–stimulating hormone

noun

Medical Definition of follicle–stimulating hormone

  1. :  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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