House Wiki

Thyroid-stimulating hormone

6,714pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Thyroid-stimulating hormone, thyrotropin or TSH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that stimulates the production of hormones by the thyroid gland. The release of TSH is similarly regulated by thyrotropin-stimulating hormone produced by the hypothalamus.

The level of TSH in the blood is usually measured in relation to thyroid hormones - if one is high the other should be low and vice versa. Consistently high or low levels of both are usually an indication of another disease, such as a tumor on the pituitary or hypothyroidism.

A synthetic form of TSH can be used to treat cancers of the thyroid.

Thyroid-stimulating hormone at Wikipedia

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki