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Descriptor English: Gonadotropins
Descriptor Spanish: Gonadotropinas
Descriptor Portuguese: Gonadotropinas
Descriptor French: Gonadotrophines
Entry term(s): Gonadotropin
Tree number(s): D06.472.699.322
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006062
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.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Related: Receptors, Gonadotropin MeSH
DeCS ID: 6209
Unique ID: D006062
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/05
Gonadotropins - Preferred
Concept UI M0009540
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.
Preferred term Gonadotropins
Entry term(s) Gonadotropin



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