Synonyms and Antonyms for follicle-stimulating_hormone

1. follicle-stimulating hormone (n.)

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

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2. follicle (n.)

any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

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3. thyroid-stimulating hormone (n.)

anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland

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4. interstitial cell-stimulating hormone (n.)

a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary; stimulates ovulation in female mammals and stimulates androgen release in male mammals

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5. melanocyte-stimulating hormone (n.)

a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that controls the degree of pigmentation in melanocytes

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