Definition of inhibin in English:

inhibin

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈhɪbɪn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A gonadal hormone which inhibits the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone, under consideration as a potential male contraceptive.
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    • More recently, a placental hormone, dimeric inhibin, has been reported elevated in DS and, if included in the screening protocol, will increase the detection rate of DS to 80%.
    • They were focally positive for gastrin, somatostatin, and pancreatic polypeptide but tested negative for glucagon, serotonin, insulin, and inhibin.
    • Induction of matrix receptor and inhibin may facilitate the inflammatory reaction in sepsis.

Origin

1930s: from Latin inhibere 'hinder' + -in1.

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