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 (gō-năd′ə-trō′pĭn, -trŏp′ĭn) also go·nad·o·tro·phin (-trō′fĭn, -trō′pĭn)
A hormone that stimulates the growth and activity of the gonads, especially any of several pituitary hormones that stimulate the function of the ovaries and testes.


(ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊfɪn) or


(Biochemistry) any of several glycoprotein hormones secreted by the pituitary gland and placenta that stimulate the gonads and control reproductive activity. See chorionic gonadotrophin, follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, prolactin
ˌgonadoˈtrophic, ˌgonadoˈtropic adj
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Noun1.gonadotrophin - hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
follicle-stimulating hormone, FSH - a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary and stimulates growth of Graafian follicles in female mammals, and activates the cells in male mammals that form sperm
HCG, human chorionic gonadotrophin, human chorionic gonadotropin - hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta; detection in the urine and serum is the basis for one kind of pregnancy test
ICSH, interstitial cell-stimulating hormone, LH, luteinizing hormone - a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary; stimulates ovulation in female mammals and stimulates androgen release in male mammals
lactogenic hormone, luteotropin, prolactin - gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition
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Influence of follicular maturation on progesterone release in chicken granulosa cells in response to turkey and ovine gonadotropins.
Total serum testosterone and gonadotropins in workers exposed to dioxin.
It is important to emphasize the potential risk of hLH[beta]cf cross-reactivity in urine when related gonadotropins (e.
FSH belongs to a family of hormones called gonadotropins.
This regulatory hormone prompts secretion of gonadotropins, hormones that affect functions like gonadal (sex organ) growth and the release of other sex-related hormones.
CPP, which is more prevalent in girls, results from an increased release by the pituitary gland of hormones called gonadotropins.
The overview authors compared higher-order multiple rates in 10 studies that employed high doses (150 IU or more) of gonadotropins vs.
Active immunization against GnRH has successfully suppressed the secretion of gonadotropins and decreased sperm production, follicular development, ovulation and conception in male and female mammals (2, 3).
Patients receiving MENOPUR had shorter stimulations but used more gonadotropins (LH + FSH).
We intend to promote the advantages of 8% and 4% progesterone gel products to obstetricians and gynecologists who are involved in first line treatment of infertility and hormone replacement while Serono will continue to cover those fertility specialists who also prescribe injectable gonadotropins.
The environment associated with gonadotropins containing LH activity (HP-hMG) is more estrogenic than androgenic or progestogenic compared to those without the activity (recombinant FSH).
In the second study, women taking letrozole before undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) produced more oocytes and had higher pregnancy rates than those who were treated with a standard protocol of gonadotropins, although the differences between groups were not statistically significant.