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Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone: A peptide hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary. It promotes the growth of the thyroid gland and stimulates the synthesis of thyroid hormones and the release of thyroxine by the thyroid gland.
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Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone: Thyroid-stimulating hormone is one of the pituitary hormones, chemical substances made and/or stored by the three lobes of the pituitary gland. Thyroid-stimulating hormone is produced and secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and stimulates normal growth of the thyroid gland and the secretion of the hormones produced by the thyroid, thyroxine and triiodothyronine.
Thyroid-stimulating hormone secretion is controlled by the hypothalamus. Conditions that can afflict thyroid-stimulating hormone include TSH receptor gene mutations, empty sella syndrome, adenoma, hypopituitarism, and head trauma.
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