thyrotropin

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noun thy·ro·tro·pin \ˌthī-rə-ˈtrō-pən\
variants: or less commonly

thyrotrophin

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Definition of thyrotropin

Origin and Etymology of thyrotropin

thyrotropic, thyrotrophic


First Known Use: 1939


Medical Dictionary

thyrotropin

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noun thy·ro·tro·pin \ˌthī-rə-ˈtrō-pən\
variants: also

thyrotrophin

\-fən\play

Medical Definition of thyrotropin

  1. 1:  thyroid-stimulating hormone

  2. 2:  a recombinant form of thyroid-stimulating hormone used especially as a diagnostic agent (as in the detection of thyroid cancer)—called also thyrotropin alfa


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