Definition of gonadotropin in English:


Syllabification: go·nad·o·tro·pin
Pronunciation: /gōˌnadəˈtrōpin
(chiefly British also gonadotrophin /-ˈtrōfin/)


  • Any of a group of hormones secreted by the pituitary that stimulate the activity of the gonads.
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    • The estrogen also decreases secretion of gonadotropins by the anterior pituitary, with a consequent decrease in the amount of androgens produced by the ovaries.
    • The existence of a positive relationship between coital activities and both gonadotropins and androgens indicates the importance of these compounds to healthy vaginal epithelium when estrogen levels are decreased.
    • These gonadotropins in turn stimulate synthesis of steroid hormones in target tissues.

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