Definition of Luteotropin

1. Noun. Gonadotropic hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary; in females it stimulates growth of the mammary glands and lactation after parturition.


Definition of Luteotropin

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Medical Definition of Luteotropin

1. An anterior pituitary hormone whose action maintains the function of the corpus luteum. Synonym: luteotropic hormone. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Luteotropin

luteohormone
luteol
luteolin
luteolins
luteolysin
luteolysis
luteolytic
luteolytic agents
luteoma
luteoplacental shift
luteotrophic
luteotrophin
luteotrophins
luteotropic
luteotropic hormone
luteotropin (current term)
luteotropins
luteous
luteovirus
luter
luters
lutes
lutestring
lutestrings
lutetium
lutetium oxide
lutetiums
luteum
luteus
lutfisk

Literary usage of Luteotropin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... of the ejaculating male leads to mechanical stretching of the vagina or cervix (or both) and that this is the stimulus which induces luteotropin release ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Their study also suggested that a pla- .1 luteotropin could substitute for pitui- prolactin after day 7 and this has been ..."

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