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

  • n. A hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates and regulates the activity of the thyroid gland. Also called thyroid-stimulating hormone, thyrotropic hormone.

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  • n. A thyroid-stimulating glycoprotein hormone secreted by the pituitary gland

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  • n. anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland


thyro- + -trop(h)ic + -in.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


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