follitropin

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follitropin

 [fol´ĭ-tro″pin]
follicle-stimulating hormone; follitropin alfa and follitropin beta are forms produced by genetically modified hamster cells and used in the treatment of infertility.

fol·li·tro·pin

(fol'i-trō'pin),
An acidic glycoprotein hormone of the anterior pituitary that stimulates the graafian follicles of the ovary and assists subsequently in follicular maturation and the secretion of estradiol; in the male, it stimulates the epithelium of the seminiferous tubules and is partially responsible for inducing spermatogenesis.
[follicle + G. tropē, a turning, + -in]

follitropin

/fol·li·tro·pin/ (fol´ĭ-tro″pin) follicle-stimulating hormone; f. alfa and f. beta are forms of follitropin produced by genetically modified hamster cells and used in the treatment of infertility.

follitropin

[folitro′pin]
a follicle-stimulating hormone. Follitropin alfa and follitropin beta are forms produced by genetically modified hamster cells and used in the treatment of infertility.

fol·li·tro·pin

(fol'i-trō'pin)
An acidic glycoprotein hormone of the anterior pituitary that stimulates the ovarian follicles and promotes follicular maturation and the secretion of estradiol; in the male, it stimulates the epithelium of the seminiferous tubules and is partially responsible for inducing spermatogenesis.
Synonym(s): follicle-stimulating hormone.
[follicle + G. tropē, a turning, + -in]