thyroid-stimulating hormone

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thy·roid-stim·u·lat·ing hormone

n. Abbr. TSH
A hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates and regulates the activity of the thyroid gland. Also called thyrotropin.

thyroid-stimulating hormone

(Biochemistry) another name for thyrotropinAbbreviation: TSH


(ˌθaɪ rəˈtroʊ pɪn, θaɪˈrɒ trə-)

also thy•ro•tro•phin


an anterior pituitary hormone that regulates the activity of the thyroid gland.
Also called thyroid-stimulating hormone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thyroid-stimulating hormone - anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland
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

thy·roid-stim·u·lat·ing hor·mone

n. hormona estimulante de la secreción tiroidea. V.: thyrotropin
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Table 1: Comparison of T3, T4, and TSH level (mean [+ or -] SD) in study subjects (males and females) Gender Hormone level T3 (nmol/L) T4(nmol/L) TSH (mIU/L) Male 1.99 [+ or -] 0.6 87.99 [+ or -] 16.7 2.66 [+ or -] 2.3 Female 1.44 [+ or -] 0.8 86.6 [+ or -] 34.8 3.88 [+ or -] 1.5 SD: Standard deviation, TSH: Thyroid-stimulating hormone Table 2: Mean [+ or -] SD of age, TSH, and prolactin of study subjects (patients having hypothyroidism) Parameters Patients Age (years) 34.15 [+ or -] 6.18 TSH (mIU/L) 8.31 [+ or -] 2.5 Prolactin (ng/ml) 37.96 [+ or -] 3.88 SD: Standard deviation, TSH: Thyroid-stimulating hormone
For women with unexplained infertility, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) averaged 1.95 mIU/ mL (95% confidence interval, 1.54-2.61), compared with 1.66 mIU /mL for the group of women with severe male factor infertility, such as severe oligospermia or azoospermia (95% CI, 1.25-2.17; P = .003).
Relationship between Body Mass Index, Waist-to-Hip Ratio, and Serum Lipid Concentrations and Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone in the Euthyroid Adult Population.
Thyroid-stimulating hormone stimulates increases in inositol phosphates as well as cyclic AMP in the FRTL-5 rat thyroid cell line.
The levels of serum LH, FSH, progesterone (P), estradiol (E2), prolactin (PRL), thyroid-stimulating hormone, testosterone (T) and sex hormone-binding globulin were measured to assess hormonal status.
The study included 218 Hashimoto's thyroiditis patients with normal thyroid-stimulating hormone levels.
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Demographic data included age, sex, laryngopharyngeal reflux disease, allergy, smoking, duration of disease, presence or absence of compressive symptoms, presence or absence of thyroid gland nodules, vascular status, presence or absence of calcifications, and thyroid-stimulating hormone levels.
Neonatal thyroid-stimulating hormone screening as a monitoring tool for iodine deficiency in Turkey.
Graves' hyperthyroidism occurs after the loss of tolerance to the thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) and the generation of thyroid stimulatory antibodies that mimic the action of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH).[sup][1]

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