from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A peptide hormone secreted by the follicular cells of the ovary and the Sertoli cells of the testis that inhibits secretion of follicle stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary.

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  • n. A peptide hormone, secreted by the gonads, which inhibits the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone and is thus under consideration as a male contraceptive


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  • Another hormone found in the fluid of follicles, called inhibin A, inhibits FSH secretion.

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  • The cells in the corpus luteum secrete estrogen, progesterone, and inhibin A under control of LH.

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  • When the testicles have enough FSH, the Sertoli cells in the testicles send the hormone inhibin to the pituitary gland as a signal to turn off FSH secretion.

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  • If she does not become pregnant, the corpus luteum regresses, and levels of estrogen, progesterone, and inhibin A fall.

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  • In addition, honey contains a germ-killing substances call inhibin which helps prevent infections.

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  • The percentage of cancers detected at 95% specificity varied according to the histological subtype but was always improved by the combination of total inhibin and CA-125.

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  • The drop in inhibin B levels reflects the diminishing number of follicles left for future development in the ovary.14 As the number of follicles available to develop decreases below the level necessary for ovulation, ovulation stops.

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  • Doctors can evaluate ovarian reserve in two ways: by checking blood levels of the hormones inhibin B and FSH on cycle day three; and by using daily ultrasound scans to observe the number and size of the growing follicles balls of cells in the ovary containing eggs.


  • A direct product of these cells is a hormone known as “inhibin B.”

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  • As valuable as this screening may one day be, right now there are no laboratory standards regarding normal inhibin B levels.

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