thyrotrophic


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thy·ro·tro·pin

 (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.

thy•ro•troph•ic

(ˌθaɪ rəˈtrɒf ɪk, -ˈtroʊ fɪk)

also thy•ro•trop•ic

(-ˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk)

adj.
capable of stimulating the thyroid gland.
[1920–25]
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Due to the thyrotrophic action of hCG, the levels of TSH decrease in pregnancy.
It is very thyrotrophic above one percent concentration, but below 0.
Amongst the pituitary hormones affected, adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) and thyrotrophic hormone (TSH) deficiency is of great concern and requires optimal replacement therapy prior to and during surgery.