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

Origin and Etymology of inhibin

Latin inhibēre to inhibit + English 1-in


Medical Dictionary

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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