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Definition of the noun gonadotrophin
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noun - plural: gonadotrophins
- hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
- lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
- synonyms of gonadotrophin: gonadotrophic hormone / gonadotropic hormone / gonadotropin
- more generic terms: endocrine / hormone / internal secretion = the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
- more specific terms:
- follicle-stimulating hormone / FSH = a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary and stimulates growth of Graafian follicles in female mammals, and activates the cells in male mammals that form sperm
- human chorionic gonadotrophin / human chorionic gonadotropin / HCG = hormone produced early in pregnancy by the placenta
- interstitial cell-stimulating hormone / luteinizing hormone / ICSH / LH = a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary
- lactogenic hormone / luteotropin / prolactin = gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary
Alternative definition of the noun gonadotrophin
- Any of a group of protein hormones secreted by gonadotrope cells of the pituitary gland of vertebrates.
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Clinical 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 ...
A 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 ...
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 ...
Human 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).
The 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 ...
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 ...
Oxford 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), ...
Mosby'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 ...
by Jean Mooney
gonad ovary or testis gonadotrophin; gonadotropin hormone secreted by both sexes; promotes gonadal growth and function anterior pituitary gonadotrophin pituitary gonadotrophic ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
A 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 ...
by Elizabeth A. Martin, Oxford University Press
gonadotrophin ( gonadotrophic hormone) n. any of several hormones synthesized and released by the ...
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 ...
by Denise Tiran
chorionic gonadotrophin See human chorionic gonadotrophin. chorionic villi minute finger-like projections arising from trophoblast, persisting in chorion ...
Dictionary 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 ...
A 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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