follicle stimulating hormone

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follicle stimulating hormone ‎(plural follicle stimulating hormones) (Abbreviated as: FSH)

  1. (biochemistry) A gonadotropic glycoprotein hormone, secreted in part of the pituitary gland, that stimulates the growth of ovarian follicles in female mammals, and induces spermatogenesis in male mammals

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