Definition of follicle-stimulating hormone in English:

follicle-stimulating hormone

(also FSH)

noun

Biochemistry
  • A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that promotes the formation of ova or sperm.

    • ‘The minimal initial endocrine evaluation should include serum testosterone and serum follicle-stimulating hormone levels.’
    • ‘An elevated follicle-stimulating hormone test may be helpful in diagnosing menopause when the history is unclear.’
    • ‘This chemical stimulates the pituitary gland to produce follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.’
    • ‘They will occur even before the onset of irregular periods or before follicle-stimulating hormone levels become elevated.’
    • ‘Both luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone were, on average, low.’