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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