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activin

[ ak-tuh-vin ]
/ ˈæk tə vɪn /
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noun Biochemistry.
a peptide that is synthesized in the pituitary gland and gonads and stimulates the secretion of FSH.
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Medical definitions for activin

activin
[ ăktə-vĭn, ăk-tĭvĭn ]

n.
A polypeptide growth factor that is synthesized in the pituitary gland and the gonads and stimulates the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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