follicle-stimulating hormone

Definition / meaning of follicle-stimulating hormone

A hormone made in the pituitary gland. In females, it acts on the ovaries to make the follicles and eggs grow. In males, it acts on the testes to make sperm. Also called follitropin and FSH.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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