Definitions

Gonadotrope

Gonadotrope

[goh-nad-uh-trohp]
Gonadotropes are basophilic cells in the anterior pituitary which produce the gonadotropins follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). Release of FSH and LH by gonadotrophs is regulated by gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) from the hypothalamus.

Search another word or see gonadotropeon Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature