anterior pituitary gonadotropin

(redirected from pituitary gonadotropic hormone)

an·te·ri·or pi·tu·i·tar·y go·nad·o·tro·pin

any gonadotropin of hypophysial origin; formerly used to designate a single hormone, because it was thought that the anterior hypophysis secreted only one gonadotropin.

an·te·ri·or pi·tu·i·tar·y go·nad·o·tro·pin

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr pi-tū'i-tār-ē gō-nad'ō-trō'pin)
Any gonadotropin of hypophysial origin.
Synonym(s): pituitary gonadotropic hormone.

anterior pituitary gonadotropin

One of the two anterior pituitary hormones that affects the ovaries or testes: follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.
See also: gonadotropin

an·te·ri·or pi·tu·i·tar·y go·nad·o·tro·pin

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr pi-tū'i-tār-ē gō-nad'ō-trō'pin)
Gonadotropin of hypophysial origin.
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