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noun - plural: gonadotrophins

  1. hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity

Alternative definition of the noun gonadotrophin


  1. Any of a group of protein hormones secreted by gonadotrope cells of the pituitary gland of vertebrates.

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Google previewClimate Change Impact on Livestock: Adaptation and Mitigation (2015)

by Veerasamy Sejian, John Gaughan, Lance Baumgard, Cadaba Prasad

Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin Is a glycoprotein hormone produced during pregnancy that is made by the developing embryo after conception and later by the syncytiotrophoblast. Hydrofluorocarbon It refers to any of several organic ...

Google previewUnderstanding Pharmacology for Health Professions (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Chorionic gonadotropin: Human Chorionic gonadotropin or Human chorionic gonadotrophin is a glycoprotein hormone produced in pregnancy that is made by the developing embryo soon after conceptionand laterbythesyncytiotrophoblast ...

Google previewEssentials of Pharmacology for Health Occupations (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Chorionic gonadotropin: Human Chorionic gonadotropin orHuman chorionic gonadotrophin is a glycoprotein hormone produced in pregnancy thatismade by the developing embryo soon after conceptionand later bythe syncytiotrophoblast ...

Google previewClinical Biochemistry V3 (2012)

Contemporary Theories and Techniques by Herbert Spiegel

Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin Human chorionic gonadotrophin is a glycoprotein hormone secreted by the placental syncytrophoblast and normally is only detectable in the serum ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin

Pituitary gonadotrophins include *follicle-stimulating hormone and *luteinizing hormone. Chorionic gonadotrophin is a hormone produced by the placenta of higher mammals that maintains the *corpus luteum. The presence of large amounts ...

Google previewEssential Obstetrics and Gynaecology E-Book (2013)

by E. Malcolm Symonds, Ian M. Symonds, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Human chorionic gonadotrophin is the signal for pregnancy. The fetoplacental unit synthesizes very large amounts of oestrogen and progesterone, both being needed for uterine growth and quiescence, and for breast development. However ...

Google previewHuman Reproduction (1997)

by L. M. Baggott

The hypothalamic releasing factor responsible for secretion of the gonadotrophic hormones FSH and LH is called gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH).

Google previewThe Law on Medicines (2012)

Volume 1 A Comprehensive Guide by H.S. Harrison

“CHORIONIC GONADOTROPHIN is a dry, sterile preparation of the gonad stimulating substance obtained from the urine of pregnant women ...

Google previewInclusive Early Childhood Education: Development, Resources, and Practice (2009)

by Penny Deiner

Chorionic gonadotrophin is a hormone that is measured in blood or urine to determine if a woman is pregnant and it helps maintain the pregnancy. Choroid is the vascular layer of the eye that contains the blood vessels and lies between the ...

Google previewOxford Textbook of Medicine (2003)

by D. A. Warrell, Timothy M. Cox, John D. Firth

Human chorionic gonadotrophin is a glycoprotein consisting of an 0t— and a B— subunit. The ot—subunit is species specific and is the same for all glyco— protein hormones (luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hor— mone (FSH), ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

See also gonadotrophin. gonadotrophin >Gk, JRQǀ WURSKƝ nourishment], a hormonal substance that stimulates ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Podiatry and Foot Science (2009)

by Jean Mooney

gonad ovary or testis gonadotrophin; gonadotropin hormone secreted by both sexes; promotes gonadal growth and function anterior pituitary gonadotrophin pituitary gonadotrophic ...

Google previewDictionary of Biomedical Science (2002)

by Peter J. Gosling

Also termed: GONADOTROPHIN. gonadotrophin (biochemistry) See GONADOTROPHIC HORMONE. gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GNRH) ( physiology/biochemistry) An hypothalamic HORMONE that acts on the pituitary gland to release ...

Google previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Most tests are based on the detection of HUMAN CHORIONIC GONADOTROPHIN (HCG) in the woman's urine. They are nearly 100 per cent accurate and may show positive as early as 30 days after the first day of the last normal period.

Google previewDictionary of Abbreviations in Medical Sciences (2012)

With a list of the most important medical and scientific journals and their traditional abbreviations by Rolf Heister

HPF hypothalamicpituitary failure HPG human pituitary gonadotrophin(= HHG) HPG HPI human ...

Google previewFood & Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet & Exercise (2017)

by Michael Kent

gonadotrophin. (HCG) A hormone secreted by the placenta during pregnancy. HCG stimulates the production of the sex hormone, testosterone. Artificial preparations have been misused by athletes to boost performance levels by increasing ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing (2014)

by Market House Books

See also human chorionic gonadotrophin. gonadotrophin-releasing hormone ( GnRH, gonadorelin) n. a peptide hormone produced in the hypothalamus and transported via the bloodstream to the pituitary gland, where it controls the synthesis ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2010)

by Elizabeth A. Martin, Oxford University Press

gonadotrophin ( gonadotrophic hormone) n. any of several hormones synthesized and released by the ...

Google previewAustralian Nurses' Dictionary (2016)

by Jennie King, Rhonda Hawley

hormone GONADOTROPHIN. gonadotrophin (ˌgonədə trohfən) any hormone having a stimulating effect on the gonads. Two such hormones are secreted by the anterior pituitary: folliclestimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinising hormone ...

Google previewBailliere's Midwives' Dictionary E-Book (2012)

by Denise Tiran

chorionic gonadotrophin See human chorionic gonadotrophin. chorionic villi minute finger-like projections arising from trophoblast, persisting in chorion ...

Google previewDictionary of Parasitology (2005)

by Peter J. Gosling

Also termed: gonadotrophin. gonadotrophin ( biochemistry) See gonadotrophic hormone. gonadotrophin releasing hormone ( GNRH) (physiology/biochemistry) An hypothalamic hormone that acts on the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2015)

by Andrew M. Colman

gonadotrophin n. Any of a number of hormones secreted by the pituitary gland and the placenta that stimulate the activity of the * gonads. Also spelt gonadotropin. See also chorionic gonadotrophin, folliclestimulating ...

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