thyrotropin

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

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A primer: Your pituitary gland manufactures a hormone called thyrotropin, or T.S.H. (thyroid stimulating hormone). Paula Span, New York Times, "Could Be the Thyroid; Could Be Ennui. Either Way, the Drug Isn’t Helping.," 21 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of thyrotropin

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thyrotropin

thyrotropic, thyrotrophic

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thyrotropin

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

Medical Definition of thyrotropin 

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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