follicle-stimulating hormone

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A proteinaceous, gonadotropic hormone (see gonadotropin) secreted by the anterior pituitary (adenohypophysis) that stimulates spermatogenesis in the testis and the growth of follicles in the ovary.

Subjects: Chemistry.

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