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go·nad·o·tro·pin

 (gō-năd′ə-trō′pĭn, -trŏp′ĭn) also go·nad·o·tro·phin (-trō′fĭn, -trō′pĭn)
n.
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.

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go•nad•o•tro•pin

(goʊˌnæd əˈtroʊ pɪn)

n.
any of several gonadotropic hormones, as FSH and LH, that are produced in the pituitary gland or placenta.
[1935–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gonadotropin - 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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Translations

go·nad·o·tro·pin

, gonadotropic hormone
n. gonadotropina, hormona estimulante de las gónadas
presente en la sangre y orina de la mujer durante el embarazo, base de la prueba del embarazo; chorionic ______ coriónica;
___ of the anterior pituitary___ hipofisaria.
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gonadotropin

n gonadotropina, (pharm) gonadotrofina; human chorionic — (HCG) gonadotropina coriónica humana, (pharm) gonadotrofina coriónica humana
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EPO is a glycoprotein hormone that can increase the proliferation and differentiation of BFU/CFU-E and maturation of red blood cells.
Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a 40kDa glycoprotein hormone secreted by the developing placenta shortly after fertilization.
Efforts are being made to develop neuroprotective agents for recovery and prevention of further deterioration of brain tissues in patient with stroke.Granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (GCSF) is a glycoprotein hormone encoded by a single gene located on chromosome 17q 11-22.
The Sertoli cells also secrete a glycoprotein hormone called inhibin in respond to spermatogenesis occurring to rapidly.
A typical finding in patients with TSHoma is a disproportionate abundance of serum glycoprotein hormone free [alpha] subunit but this level is normal in RTH (16).