THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH)

a hormone generated by the anterior pituitary gland which elicits generation and dispersion of thyroxine and triiodothyronin. Its excretion is managed by thyrotropin-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus. It is utilized within the differential diagnosis of thyroid gland disorders.

THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH): "Thyroid-stimulating hormone is commonly referred to as thyrotropin or thyrotrophic hormone."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-tsh/ (accessed July 21, 2019).
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