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- adj. That stimulates the thyroid gland
- adj. Of or pertaining to thyrotropism
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It may also be called the thyrotrophic hormone (thy'roh-troh'fic; "thyroid-nourishing" G). a
Cells in both the hypothalamus and pituitary gland respond to low levels of circulating T4 and T3; the hypothalamus stimulates the pituitary gland through thyrotrophic-releasing hormone (TRH) to produce TSH, that then prompts the thyroid to produce T4 and T3 — starting the cycle over again.
Long (1942) believes that the metabolic action of the hypophysis depends on the growth hormone, the adrenotrophic and the thyrotrophic hormones.