follicle-stimulating hormone


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follicle-stimulating hormone

n. Abbr. FSH
A gonadotropic hormone of the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the growth of follicles in the ovary and induces the formation of sperm in the testis.

follicle-stimulating hormone

n
(Biochemistry) a gonadotrophic hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that stimulates maturation of ovarian follicles in female mammals and growth of seminiferous tubules in males. Abbreviation: FSH See also luteinizing hormone, prolactin

FSH

follicle-stimulating hormone: an anterior pituitary peptide that stimulates the development of Graafian follicles in the female and spermatozoa in the male.

follicle-stimulating hormone

(FSH) A hormone that stimulates the maturation of ovarian follicles in females and sperm production in males. FSH is produced by the pituitary gland.
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Noun1.follicle-stimulating hormone - 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
gonadotrophic hormone, gonadotrophin, gonadotropic hormone, gonadotropin - hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
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follicle-stimulating hormone

[ˈfɒlɪklˈstɪmjʊˌleɪtɪŋˈhɔːməʊn] normone m follicolo-stimolante
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It is prescribed to supplement or replace naturally occurring follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), an essential hormone to treat infertility.
It inhibits the secretion of luteinising hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) by blocking GnRH receptors in the pituitary gland.
Apart from AMH test, transvaginal ultrasound, the measure of Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and estradiol level, The Clomiphene Citrate Challenge Test (CCCT) also reveals the information on the ovarian reserves.
Some hormones (eg, follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone) are glycoproteins, which means that they are proteins that also have sugar molecules attached.
It is suggested that in assessing hypogonadism in men, SHBG might have a diagnostic role and SHBG levels independently predict decreased sperm concentration and motility when compared to follicle-stimulating hormone levels.
Results: The mean age, body mass index, day 3 follicle-stimulating hormone level, and antral follicle count of the study patients were similar to the control group (P>0.
In the first-ever study to compare high- and low-intensity chemotherapeutic conditioning regimens among young girls, significantly more who underwent the reduced-intensity regimen had normal estradiol, luteinizing hormone, and follicle-stimulating hormone compared with those who had high-intensity conditioning.
Endocrine changes, such as high testosterone (HT) levels and high luteinizing hormone (LH)/ follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) ratios, may suggest functional ovarian hyperandrogenism, which may induce such dysfunction.
Louvet J-P, Mitchell Harman S, Ross GT (1975) Effects of human chorionic gonadotropin, human interstitial cell stimulating hormone and human follicle-stimulating hormone on ovarian weights in estrogen-primed hypophysectomized immature female rats.
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Why we may abandon basal follicle-stimulating hormone testing: a sea change in determining ovarian reserve using antimullerian hormone.

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