gonadotroph

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  • gonadotroph — An endocrine cell of the adenohypophysis that affects certain cells of the ovary or testis. * * * go·nad·o·troph gō nad ə .trōf n a cell of the adenohypophysis that secretes a gonadotropic hormone (as luteinizing hormone) * * * go·nado·troph (go… …   Medical dictionary

  • gonadotrope adenoma — gonadotroph adenoma, gonadotroph cell adenoma a rare type of pituitary adenoma made up of gonadotroph like cells that secrete excessive amounts of follicle stimulating hormone or luteinizing hormone, or both; it may cause precocious puberty,… …   Medical dictionary

  • gonadotrope cell — gonadotroph cell, gonadotropic cell gonadotroph …   Medical dictionary

  • delta basophil — gonadotroph (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • pituitary tumour — ▪ disease       most common cause of enlargement of the sella turcica, the bone cavity in the head in which the pituitary gland is located. There are two general types of pituitary tumours hormone secreting and nonsecreting. There are five types… …   Universalium

  • Infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome — Polycystic ovary disease (PCOS) is thought to be one of the leading causes of female infertility.[1][2][3][4] Polycystic ovary syndrome is the cause of more than 75% of cases of anovulatory infertility.[5] …   Wikipedia

  • Steroidogenic factor 1 — Nuclear receptor subfamily 5, group A, member 1 PDB rendering based on 1ymt …   Wikipedia

  • endocrine system, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction  group of ductless glands (gland) that regulate body processes by secreting chemical substances called hormones (hormone). Hormones act on nearby tissues or are carried in the bloodstream to act on specific target organs… …   Universalium

  • functional adenoma — functioning adenoma a pituitary adenoma that secretes excessive amounts of a hormone; see prolactinoma, corticotroph a., gonadotroph a., growth hormone–secreting a., and thyrotroph a. Called also hyperfunctional or hyperfunctioning a. and… …   Medical dictionary

  • glycoprotein adenoma — glycoprotein hormone adenoma a pituitary adenoma that causes excessive secretion of one of the three glycoprotein hormones (follicle stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, and thyrotropin); see gonadotroph a. and thyrotroph a …   Medical dictionary

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