Definition of follicle-stimulating hormone in English:

follicle-stimulating hormone

Syllabification: fol·li·cle-stim·u·lat·ing hor·mone
(abbreviation: FSH)

noun

Biochemistry
  • A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that promotes the formation of ova or sperm.
    More example sentences
    • This chemical stimulates the pituitary gland to produce follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.
    • Both luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone were, on average, low.
    • The minimal initial endocrine evaluation should include serum testosterone and serum follicle-stimulating hormone levels.

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