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Descriptor English:   Follicle Stimulating Hormone 
Descriptor Spanish:   Hormona Folículo Estimulante 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Hormônio Foliculoestimulante 
Synonyms English:   FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)
Follicle-Stimulating Hormone
Tree Number:   D06.472.699.322.576.288
Definition English:   A major gonadotropin secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Follicle-stimulating hormone stimulates GAMETOGENESIS and the supporting cells such as the ovarian GRANULOSA CELLS, the testicular SERTOLI CELLS, and LEYDIG CELLS. FSH consists of two noncovalently linked subunits, alpha and beta. Within a species, the alpha subunit is common in the three pituitary glycoprotein hormones (TSH, LH, and FSH), but the beta subunit is unique and confers its biological specificity. 
Indexing Annotation English:   for alpha subunit, coord with GLYCOPROTEIN HORMONES, ALPHA SUBUNIT; FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE, BETA SUBUNIT is also available; FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE, HUMAN is also available
Pharmacological Action:   Hormones
See Related English:   Receptors, FSH
History Note English:   2002(1963) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AD administration & dosage AE adverse effects
AG agonists AA analogs & derivatives
AN analysis AI antagonists & inhibitors
BI biosynthesis BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid CS chemical synthesis
CH chemistry CL classification
DF deficiency EC economics
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism PK pharmacokinetics
PD pharmacology PH physiology
PO poisoning RE radiation effects
ST standards SD supply & distribution
TU therapeutic use TO toxicity
UR urine  
Record Number:   5776 
Unique Identifier:   D005640 

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