Definition: A tripeptide hormone from the hypothalamus, which stimulates the anterior lobe of the hypophysis to release thyrotropin; l-pyroglutamyl-l-histidyl-l-prolinamide.
[thyrotropin + L. libero, to free, + -in]
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.