melanocyte–stimulating hormone

noun

Definition of melanocyte–stimulating hormone

  1. :  any of several vertebrate hormones of the pituitary gland that darken the skin by stimulating melanin dispersion in pigment-containing cells

1953

First Known Use of melanocyte–stimulating hormone

1953


Medical Dictionary

melanocyte–stimulating hormone

noun

Medical Definition of melanocyte–stimulating hormone

  1. :  either of two vertebrate hormones of the pituitary gland that darken the skin by stimulating melanin dispersion in pigment-containing cells—abbreviation MSH; called also intermedin, melanophore-stimulating hormone, melanotropin


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