gonadotrophin gonadotrophin

Definition(s):

  • (n) hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity

Usage(s):

  • Most laboratory tests for pregnancy work on the same principle: detection of a key hormone, chorionic gonadotrophin, found in the urine of a pregnant woman.
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