Hormone, follicle-stimulating (FSH)
A hormone produced by the pituitary gland that controls estrogen production by the ovaries.

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  • Follicle-stimulating hormone — (FSH) is a hormone synthesized and secreted by gonadotropes in the anterior pituitary gland. FSH regulates the development, growth, pubertal maturation, and reproductive processes of the human body. FSH and Luteinizing hormone (LH) act… …   Wikipedia

  • follicle-stimulating hormone — n a hormone from an anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the growth of the ovum containing follicles in the ovary and that activates sperm forming cells called also follitropin * * * a hormone (see gonadotrophin) synthesized and… …   Medical dictionary

  • follicle-stimulating hormone — [fäl′i kəlstim′yo͞o lāt΄iŋ] n. a hormone, secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, which stimulates the development of ova in the female and testicular function in the male: abbrev. FSH …   English World dictionary

  • follicle-stimulating hormone — FSH a hormone (see gonadotrophin) synthesized and released by the anterior pituitary gland. FSH stimulates ripening of the follicles in the ovary and formation of sperm in the testes. It is administered by injection to treat sterility due to lack …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • follicle-stimulating hormone — (= FSH; follitropin) Pituitary hormone that is an acidic glycoprotein. It induces development of ovarian follicles and stimulates the release of oestrogens …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • follicle-stimulating hormone–releasing hormone — (FSH RH) luteinizing hormone–releasing h …   Medical dictionary

  • follicle-stimulating hormone — /fol i keuhl stim yeuh lay ting/, Biochem. See FSH [1945 50] * * * ▪ biochemistry       one of two gonadotropic hormones (i.e., hormones concerned with the regulation of the activity of the gonads, or sex glands) produced by the pituitary gland.… …   Universalium

  • follicle stimulating hormone — Abbreviation: FSH A hormone, secreted by the anterior pituitary gland in mammals, that stimulates the ripening of the specialized structures in the ovary (Graafian follicles) that produce ova in female mammals; and in males, the formation of… …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • follicle-stimulating hormone — noun a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary and stimulates growth of Graafian follicles in female mammals, and activates the cells in male mammals that form sperm • Syn: ↑FSH • Hypernyms: ↑gonadotropin, ↑gonadotrophin,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • follicle-stimulating hormone — noun Date: circa 1943 a hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the growth of the ovum containing follicles in the ovary and activates sperm forming cells abbreviation FSH …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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