thyroid-stimulating hormone


Definition of thyroid-stimulating hormone

: a hormone that is secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and stimulates the thyroid gland abbreviation TSH

called also thyrotropic hormone, thyrotropin

Examples of thyroid-stimulating hormone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Ricki Lewis writes for the PLOS DNA Science Blog, variations in two genes in particular made for better chickens: the thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) and the beta-carotene influencing gene BCDO2. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Did Peckish Christians Make Chickens More Social?," 15 May 2017

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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“Thyroid-stimulating hormone.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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Medical Definition of thyroid-stimulating hormone

: a hormone secreted by the adenohypophysis of the pituitary gland that regulates the formation and secretion of thyroid hormone

called also thyrotropic hormone, thyrotropin, TSH

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