thyroid-stimulating hormone

[thahy-roid stim-yuh-ley-ting]

noun Biochemistry.

thyrotropin. Abbreviation: TSH

Origin of thyroid-stimulating hormone

First recorded in 1955–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for thyroid stimulating hormone

thyroid-stimulating hormone


another name for thyrotropin Abbreviation: TSH
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thyroid stimulating hormone in Medicine

thyroid-stimulating hormone


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thyroid stimulating hormone in Science

thyroid stimulating hormone

A glycoprotein hormone secreted by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland that stimulates and regulates the activity of the thyroid gland. Also called thyrotropin
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