MSH


Also called melanocyte-stimulating hormone, melanotropin. Biochemistry. a hormone, produced in vertebrates by the pituitary gland, that causes dispersal of the black pigment melanin of melanocytes.
Mineralogy. Mohs scale.

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msh in Medicine

MSH

abbr.

melanocyte-stimulating hormone
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