Synonyms

1. thyrotropin

noun. anterior pituitary hormone that stimulates the function of the thyroid gland.

Synonyms

  • thyrotrophic hormone
  • thyroid-stimulating hormone
  • hormone
  • thyrotrophin
  • TSH
  • endocrine
  • internal secretion

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2. thyrotropin-releasing_factor

noun. hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary.

Synonyms

  • protirelin
  • internal secretion
  • TRF
  • thyrotropin-releasing hormone
  • TRH
  • endocrine

3. thyrotropin-releasing_hormone

noun. hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary.

Synonyms

  • protirelin
  • internal secretion
  • TRF
  • TRH
  • endocrine
  • thyrotropin-releasing factor

Example sentences of the word thyrotropin


1. Noun, singular or mass
Thyroid-stimulating hormone, or thyrotropin is used to check for hyper and hypothyroidism.

2. Adjective
The hypothalamus releases thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH), which stimulates the pituitary gland to release thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).

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