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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

(gō-năd′ə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk) also

gonadotrophic

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

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]
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In response to the elevated gonadotropic hormones, his total testosterone--288 ng/dL--was only 72% of the previous therapeutic value.
In our earlier studies carried out on anestrous ewes, we showed that suppressive effect of LPS on GnRH/LH secretion occurs primarily at the level of hypothalamus, changing the gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) synthesis and release as well at the pituitary level by inhibiting release of LH from gonadotropic cells [15,16].
Evaluation of the gonadotropic ratios among men with varying sperm quality.
Secretion of hypothalamic luteinizing hormone-releasing factor in the hypothalamus and gonadotropic luteinizing hormone in the pituitary regulate gametogenesis and synthesis of steroid hormones including T in testis.
Purpose: To evaluate the effects of endogenous gonadotropic hormones (follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone) and sex steroids (progesterone, estrogen) to anterior segment parameters.
Upon transport to the pituitary gland, GnRH stimulates the synthesis and secretion of gonadotropic hormones including follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) which following systemic release circulate towards the reproductive organs and subsequently stimulate the release of estrogen and progesterone.
Microscopic examination of pituitary adenoma specimens shows many gonadotropin cells with small secretory granules and, immunohistochemical examination shows pituitary gonadotropic hormone antibody positivity.
After the maturation pathway of either gender phase has been initiated, gametogenesis as such is not affected, making feminizing estrogenic gonadotropic interference unlikely to be a significant contributor to the lack of females.
In 1958, commenting on the use of androgens Kistner (26) noted that "androgenic substances, while adequately documented as having produced desirable results in endometriosis, probably exert their effect through inhibition of gonadotropic substances, although direct effect of the substance upon the endometriotic area has been suggested".
According to Wootton (1990), temperature is the most important environmental factor that affects reproduction in fish, as it modulates the dynamics of the gonadal cycle and influences the secretion of gonadotropic hormones.
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.