melanocyte-stimulating hormone

noun

Definition of melanocyte-stimulating hormone

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

First Known Use of melanocyte-stimulating hormone

1953


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melanocyte-stimulating hormone

noun

medical Definition of melanocyte-stimulating hormone

: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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