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Gonadotropins MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Gonadotropins
Tree Number(s)
D06.472.699.322
Unique ID
D006062
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006062
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics
Scope Note
Hormones that stimulate gonadal functions such as GAMETOGENESIS and sex steroid hormone production in the OVARY and the TESTIS. Major gonadotropins are glycoproteins produced primarily by the adenohypophysis (GONADOTROPINS, PITUITARY) and the placenta (CHORIONIC GONADOTROPIN). In some species, pituitary PROLACTIN and PLACENTAL LACTOGEN exert some luteotropic activities.
Entry Term(s)
Gonadotropin
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
WK 900
See Also
Receptors, Gonadotropin
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2006/07/05
Gonadotropins Preferred
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