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Synonyms: TSH, TSH 1, Thyreotropin, thyroid stimulating hormone
German: Thyreotropin

Thyrotropin is a peptide-hormone that is secreted by the anterior pituitary lobe. It stimulates formation of thyroid hormones in the thyroid gland. Conversely, in the context of a feedback control TSH secretion in the pituitary is inhibited by thyroid hormones (thyrotropic feedback control).

1 Physiology

The following factors influence secretion of TSH:

1.1 Stimulating factors

1.2 Inhibiting factors

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