THYROIDSTIMULATINGHORMONE

Thyroid-stimulating hormone

Thyroid-stimulating hormone is a hormone that stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine, and then triiodothyronine which stimulates the metabolism of almost every tissue in the body. It is a glycoprotein hormone synthesized and secreted by thyrotrope cells in the anterior pituitary gland, which regulates the endocrine function of the thyroid gland.

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