[ fol-i-kuhl -stim-yuh-ley-ting ]
/ ˈfɒl ɪ kəl ˌstɪm yəˌleɪ tɪŋ /
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Origin of follicle-stimulating hormone
First recorded in 1945–50
Words nearby follicle-stimulating hormone
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British Dictionary definitions for follicle-stimulating hormone
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Medical definitions for follicle-stimulating hormone
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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Scientific definitions for follicle-stimulating hormone
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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