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Follicle Stimulating Hormone

Follicle Stimulating Hormone

Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) is a glycoprotein hormone of the anterior pituitary gland; it stimulates the Graffian follicles of the ovary and assists subsequently in follicular maturation and the secretion of estradiol. In the male it stimulates the epithelium of the seminiferous tubules and is partially responsible for inducing spermatogenesis.

Hadley, M.E. 1984. Endocrinology. Prentice-Hall, Inc. New Jersey. 547.


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