Definition of gonadotropin in English:

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gonadotropin

Pronunciation: /ɡōˌnadəˈtrōpən/
(chiefly British also gonadotrophin /-ˈtrōfin/)

noun

Biochemistry
Any of a group of hormones secreted by the pituitary that stimulate the activity of the gonads.
Example sentences
  • 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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