hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity
Derivationally related forms: ↑gonadotropic
Hypernyms: ↑hormone, ↑endocrine, ↑internal secretion

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  • gonadotropin — n. (Physiology) A hormone secreted by the pituitary gland and placenta, which stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity. Syn: gonadotropic hormone. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Gonadotropin — Gonadotropins are protein hormones secreted by gonadotrope cells of the pituitary gland of vertebrates. Gonadotropin is sometimes abbreviated Gn . The British spelling is gonadotrophin .TypesThe two principal gonadotropins are luteinizing hormone …   Wikipedia

  • Gonadotropin — Gonadotrophine Les gonadotrophines ou gonadotropines sont des hormones glycoprotéiques complexes agissant sur les fonctions des gonades (ovaires et testicules). Deux de ces hormones sont sécrétées chez tous les vertébrés par l hypophyse… …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • gonadotropin — /goh nad euh troh pin, gon euh doh /, n. Biochem. a gonadotropic substance. Also, gonadotrophin /goh nad euh troh fin, gon euh doh /. Cf. chorionic gonadotropin. [1935 40; GONADOTROP(IC) + IN2] * * * …   Universalium

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