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Related to thyrotropic: thyrotropic hormone, Thyrotrophs


 (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.


(ˌθaɪrəˈtrəʊpɪk) or


(Biology) of or relating to thyrotropin
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Mono- and plurihormonal thyrotropic pituitary adenomas: Pathological, hormonal and clinical studies in 12 patients.
When circulating levels of thyroid hormones are low, the hypothalamus responds by releasing TRH, which then stimulates thyrotropic cells in the anterior pituitary to produce and secrete TSH.
Human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG), produced by the fertilized egg, has a thyrotropic effect (i.
The blunting of serum TSH levels could be due to the thyrotropic action on the thyroid gland of elevated serum concentrations of hCG near the end of first trimester, with a mirror image between peak hCG values and a nadir of serum TSH values.
A failure of thyrotropic function on the part of pituitary or an atrophy or destruction of the thyroid gland leads to an inability of the thyroid to produce sufficient hormone to meet the requirements of the body.
Levels of thyroid and thyrotropic hormones in the blood of Friesian cows at various reproductive stages.