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A gonadal hormone that inhibits the secretion of follicle-stimulating hormone, under consideration as a potential male contraceptive.
- ‘They were focally positive for gastrin, somatostatin, and pancreatic polypeptide but tested negative for glucagon, serotonin, insulin, and inhibin.’
- ‘Induction of matrix receptor and inhibin may facilitate the inflammatory reaction in sepsis.’
- ‘More recently, a placental hormone, dimeric inhibin, has been reported elevated in DS and, if included in the screening protocol, will increase the detection rate of DS to 80%.’
- ‘These observations suggest that inhibin is a potent regulator of FSH secretion, even in the presence of high concentrations of 17 [beta] estradiol and progesterone.’
- ‘Internal controls of PAS, synaptophysin, inhibin, and chromogranin in the adrenal medulla were positive.’
1930s: from Latin inhibere hinder + -in.
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