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[thahy-ruh-troh-pin, thahy-ro-truh-]
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noun Biochemistry.
  1. an anterior pituitary hormone that regulates the activity of the thyroid gland.
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Also thy·ro·tro·phin [thahy-ruh-troh-fin, thahy-ro-truh-] /ˌθaɪ rəˈtroʊ fɪn, θaɪˈrɒ trə-/.

Origin of thyrotropin

First recorded in 1935–40; thyro- + -trope + -in2
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British Dictionary definitions for thyrotropin


thyrotrophin (ˌθaɪrəʊˈtrəʊfɪn)

  1. a glycoprotein hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland: it stimulates the activity of the thyroid glandAlso called: thyroid-stimulating hormone
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Word Origin

C20: from thyro- + -trope + -in
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thyrotropin in Medicine


(thī′rə-trōpĭn, thī-rŏtrə-)
  1. A glycoprotein hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates and regulates activity of the thyroid gland.thyroid-stimulating hormone thyrotropic hormone
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thyrotropin in Science


[thī′rə-trōpĭn, thī-rŏtrə-]
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