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Substance Name: Gonadotropins, pituitary
RN: 63231-54-9


  • Hormones secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR) that stimulate gonadal functions in both males and females. They include FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE that stimulates germ cell maturation (OOGENESIS; SPERMATOGENESIS), and LUTEINIZING HORMONE that stimulates the production of sex steroids (ESTROGENS; PROGESTERONE; ANDROGENS).

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified

Classification Codes

  • Fertility Agents
  • Fertility Agents, Female
  • Fertility Agents, Male
  • Reproductive Control Agents
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MeSH Heading

  • Gonadotropins, pituitary


  • Gonadotropic hormones, pituitary
  • Gonadotropin, human pituitary
  • Gonadotropins, pituitary gland
  • Pituitary gland gonadotropins
  • Pituitary gonadotropins

Systematic Name

  • Gonadotropins, pituitary

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 63231-54-9

System Generated Number

  • 0063231549