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  • adjective That stimulates the thyroid gland
  • adjective Of or pertaining to thyrotropism


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  • It may also be called the thyrotrophic hormone (thy'roh-troh'fic; "thyroid-nourishing" G). a

    The Human Brain Asimov, Isaac 1963

  • Cells in both the hypothalamus and pituitary gland respond to low levels of circulating T4 and T3; the hypothalamus stimulates the pituitary gland through thyrotrophic-releasing hormone (TRH) to produce TSH, that then prompts the thyroid to produce T4 and T3 — starting the cycle over again.

    Fate and effects of perchlorate 2008

  • Long (1942) believes that the metabolic action of the hypophysis depends on the growth hormone, the adrenotrophic and the thyrotrophic hormones.

    Bernardo Houssay - Nobel Lecture 1964


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