(also thyrotrophin /ˌθʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊfɪn/)
noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A hormone secreted by the pituitary gland which regulates the production of thyroid hormones.
- 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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