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 (thī′rə-trō′pĭn, thī-rŏt′rə-) also thy·ro·tro·phin (-fĭn)

thy′ro·tro′pic (-trō′pĭk, -trŏp′ĭk), thy′ro·tro′phic (-trō′fĭk, -trŏf′ĭk) adj.


(ˌθaɪ rəˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk)

also thy•ro•trop•ic

(-ˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk)

capable of stimulating the thyroid gland.
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2004) stated that Pit-1 is an essential for development of somatotrope, lactotrope, and thyrotrope cells in the anterior pituitary and it transactives expression of the genes encoding GH, PRL, and TSH-b.
The circulating thyroid hormones exert negative feedback effects on the pituitary by decreasing the number of receptors for TRH on the pituitary thyrotrope cells.
TRH stimulates the pituitary thyrotrope cells to release TSH, causing synthesis and release of new [T.
The thermoregulatory centre, the preoptic area and neurosecretory glands in the hypothalamus along with thyrotropes in the anterior pituitary gland control all these reactions (Tortora & Grabowski 2003).