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gonadotrophin

Line breaks: go¦nado|troph¦in
Pronunciation: /ˌɡəʊnadə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊfɪn
 
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(also gonadotropin /-ˈtrəʊpɪn, -ˈtrɒpɪn/)

Definition of gonadotrophin in English:

noun

Biochemistry
Any of a group of hormones secreted by the pituitary which 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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