inhibin

noun
in·hib·in | \in-ˈhi-bən \

Definition of inhibin 

: a glycoprotein hormone that is secreted by the pituitary gland and in the male by the Sertoli cells and in the female by the granulosa cells and that inhibits the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone

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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, "This Popular Fertility Test Might Be a Total Waste of Time—Here's Why," 11 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of inhibin

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inhibin

Latin inhibēre to inhibit + English -in entry 1

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inhibin

noun
in·hib·in | \in-ˈhib-ən \

Medical Definition of inhibin 

: a glycoprotein hormone that is secreted by the pituitary gland and in the male by the Sertoli cells and in the female by the granulosa cells and that inhibits the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone — compare activin

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