activin

[ ak-tuh-vin ]
/ ˈæk tə vɪn /

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.
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