thy·​ro·​tro·​pin | \ ˌthī-rə-ˈtrō-pən How to pronounce thyrotropin (audio) \
variants: or less commonly thyrotrophin \ ˌthī-​rə-​ˈtrō-​fən How to pronounce thyrotrophin (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web 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

thyrotrop(ic) or thyrotroph(ic) + -in entry 1

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“Thyrotropin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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thy·​ro·​tro·​pin | \ ˌthī-rə-ˈtrō-pən How to pronounce thyrotropin (audio) \
variants: also thyrotrophin \ -​fən How to pronounce thyrotrophin (audio) \

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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