thyroid–stimulating hormone

noun

Definition of thyroid–stimulating hormone

  1. :  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

1941

First Known Use of thyroid–stimulating hormone

1941


Medical Dictionary

thyroid–stimulating hormone

noun

Medical Definition of thyroid–stimulating hormone

  1. :  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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