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gonadotropic

 [go″nah-do-trop´ik]
stimulating the gonads; said of hormones of the anterior pituitary gland.

go·nad·o·tro·pic

(gō'nad-ō-trōp'ik, gon'ă-dō-),
1. Descriptive of or relating to the actions of a gonadotropin.
2. Promoting the growth and/or function of the gonads.
Synonym(s): gonadotrophic
[gonado- + G. tropē, a turning]

gonadotropic

/go·nado·tro·pic/ (-tro´pik) stimulating the gonads; applied to hormones of the anterior pituitary.

gonadotropic

(gō-năd′ə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk) also

gonadotrophic

(-trŏf′ĭk, -trō′fĭk)
adj.
Acting on or stimulating the gonads: a gonadotropic hormone.

gonadotropic

[gō′nədōtrop′ik]
acting on or stimulating the gonads. Also called gonadotrophic. See also gonadotropin.

go·nad·o·tro·pic

(gō-nad'ō-trō'pik)
1. Descriptive of or relating to the actions of a gonadotropin.
2. Promoting the growth and/or function of the gonads.
Synonym(s): gonadotrophic.
[gonado- + G. tropē, a turning]

gonadotropic

stimulating the gonads; applied to hormones of the anterior pituitary gland which influence the gonads, including luteinizing and follicle-stimulating hormones, and human chorionic gonadotropin.

gonadotropic hormone
one that has a stimulating influence on the gonads. Includes luteinizing and follicle-stimulating hormones from the pituitary gland and chorionic gonadotropin from pregnant mare's serum.
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The development of sensitive and specific antisera and improvements in tissue fixation allow better antigen recognition and gonadotropic hormones are detected by antisera to [beta]-follicle-stimulating hormone and b-luteinizing hormone in many clinically nonfunctioning adenomas.
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He chose the estrogen, a treatment that reduced his sex drive by suppressing the pituitary gonadotropic hormones, thereby suppressing the signal for testosterone secretion by the testes.
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It is well known that reproductive cycles of the Opalinid ciliates and the monogenean Polystoma integerrimum are directly under the influence of the host gonadotropic hormones (Smyth & Smyth 1980).
Pattern of sexual steroids, prolactin, and gonadotropic hormones during prolactin inhibition in normally cycling women.
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Neuroendocrine mechanisms mediating awakening of the human gonadotropic axis in puberty.
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