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Definition of "gonadotrophin" [gonadotrophin]

  • Any of a group of protein hormones secreted by gonadotrope cells of the pituitary gland of vertebrates. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "gonadotrophin" in a sentence
  • "Polio and tetanus vaccines were claimed to contain a protein common in pregnancy, called human chorionic gonadotrophin or hCG."
  • "For anyone following major league baseball who might have thought Manny Ramirez's explanation of his recently disclosed use of human chorionic gonadotrophin "a medication, not a steroid, prescribed by a physician for a personal health issue" was legitimate, allow me to point out that there is no medical indication for prescribing hCG to a male that cannot be more safely and effectively treated with other agents."
  • "The corpus luteum is maintained by a hormone signal (HCG-human chorionic gonadotrophin) secreted by the developing placenta."