thyroid-stimulating hormone


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thyroid-stimulating hormone

(TSH): see thyrotropinthyrotropin
or thyroid-stimulating hormone
(TSH), hormone released by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the thyroid gland to release thyroxine. The release of thyrotropin is triggered by the action of thyrotropin-releasing factor (TRF), a substance found in
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thyroid-stimulating hormone

[′thī‚rȯid ¦stim·yə‚lād·iŋ ′hȯr‚mōn]
(biochemistry)
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Determination of the concentration of the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) showed its progressive increase on all days of the study.
The newborn's initial [T.sub.4] level on a blood screening was normal, but his thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level was undetectable.
Fluoride competes for the receptor sites on the thyroid gland which respond to the thyroid-stimulating hormone; so that less of this hormone reaches the thyroid gland and less thyroid hormone is manufactured.
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Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which is made in the pituitary gland and circulates in the body, pumps up production of thyroid hormone, an important regulator of metabolism.
A blood test for thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) can establish the diagnosis, and thyroxin (T4) tablets provide the necessary hormone.
The chapter on the thyroid hormone did have information that was a bit difficult to follow in regard to complex interactions of the thyroid and other glands and how they regulate thyroid-stimulating hormone levels.
For their study, Masao Mori, M.D., and colleagues from Osaka University Medical School measured in 132 healthy women in early pregnancy and in 20 nonpregnant healthy women blood levels of thyroxine (T4), of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), and of the early-pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which causes the release of a variety of hormones that maintain the pregnancy and is also known to have a thyroid-stimulating effect.
Prognostic value of thyroid-stimulating hormone within reference range in patients with coronary artery disease.
The case was unique with abnormalities not only in the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) "sandwich" immunoassay but also in tests for gonadal steroids and adrenal and pituitary hormones.

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