follicle stimulating hormone

  • FSH
German: follikelstimulierendes Hormon
Japanese: 卵胞刺激ホルモン

Endocrinology. Glycoprotein hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. FSH is a central agent in the regulation of menstrual cycle. It stimulates the development of ovarian follicles and the release of oestrogens. In men, FSH stimulates the production of sperm cells (spermatogenesis).

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