Definition of thyrotropin in English:


Syllabification: thy·ro·tro·pin
Pronunciation: /ˌTHīrōˈtrōpin, THīˈrätrə-
(also thyrotrophin /-fin/)


  • A hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that regulates the production of thyroid hormones.
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    • 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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