ac·​ti·​vin ˈak-ti-ˌvin, ak-ˈti-vən How to pronounce activin (audio)
: a glycoprotein hormone produced especially in the pituitary gland and gonads that stimulates the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone, induces the formation of mesoderm during embryological development, and modulates the proliferation and differentiation of red-blood-cell precursors during hematopoiesis compare inhibin

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“Activin.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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