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follicle-stimulating hormone

[fol-i-kuh l stim-yuh-ley-ting]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. FSH
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Origin of follicle-stimulating hormone

First recorded in 1945–50
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follicle-stimulating hormone

noun
  1. a gonadotrophic hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that stimulates maturation of ovarian follicles in female mammals and growth of seminiferous tubules in malesAbbreviation: FSH See also luteinizing hormone, prolactin
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follicle-stimulating hormone

n.
  1. A glycoprotein hormone of the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the Graafian follicles and assists in follicular maturation and in the secretion of estradiol. It also stimulates the epithelium of the seminiferous tubules and assists in inducing spermatogenesis.follitropin
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follicle-stimulating hormone in Science

follicle-stimulating hormone

  1. A glycoprotein hormone secreted by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland. It stimulates the growth of follicles in the ovary and induces the formation of sperm in the testis.
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