Definition of thyrotropin in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌTHīrōˈträpən/
Pronunciation: /ˌTHīrōˈtrōpən/
(also thyrotrophin /-fin/)


A hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that regulates the production of thyroid hormones.
Example sentences
  • Anterior pituitary function was investigated in five patients using glucagon, thyrotrophin releasing hormone, and gonadotrophin releasing hormone challenge.
  • The response to thyroxine in patients with positive autoantibodies or abnormal thyrotrophin releasing hormone responses did not differ from that in other participants; numbers were too small for detailed analysis.
  • Of these, eight had been treated with thyroxine for an abnormal test result for thyrotrophin releasing hormone, and all considered their menstrual loss to have returned to normal.

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Syllabification: thy·ro·tro·pin

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