thyrotropin

noun

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

Example Sentences

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, 21 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thyrotropin was in 1939

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Cite this Entry

“Thyrotropin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thyrotropin. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

thyrotropin

noun
thy·​ro·​tro·​pin ˌthī-rə-ˈtrō-pən How to pronounce thyrotropin (audio)

Medical Definition

thyrotropin

noun
thy·​ro·​tro·​pin ˌthī-rə-ˈtrō-pən How to pronounce thyrotropin (audio)
variants also thyrotrophin
1
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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