thyroid-stimulating hormone

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

nounBiochemistry.
  1. thyrotropin. Abbreviation: TSH

Origin of thyroid-stimulating hormone

1
First recorded in 1955–60

Words Nearby thyroid-stimulating hormone

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British Dictionary definitions for thyroid-stimulating hormone

thyroid-stimulating hormone

noun
  1. another name for thyrotropin Abbreviation: TSH

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Scientific definitions for thyroid stimulating hormone

thyroid stimulating hormone

  1. 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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