Definition of thyroid-stimulating hormone in English:

thyroid-stimulating hormone

Syllabification: thy·roid-stim·u·lat·ing hor·mone


  • another term for thyrotropin.
    More example sentences
    • It is an autoimmune disease caused by an antibody, active against the thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor, which stimulates the gland to synthesize and secrete excess thyroid hormone.
    • He then delves into thyroid physiology and the effect of thyroid hormones on peripheral tissues, thyroid-stimulating hormone, and thyrotropin-releasing hormone.
    • A sensitive thyroid-stimulating hormone test should be drawn on patients to determine those with thyrotoxicosis or hypothyroidism.

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