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Description

Thyrotropin, also known as thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland that stimulates the thyroid gland to produce and secrete the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). It is used to diagnose and treat thyroid disorders, such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

Common side effects of thyrotropin include headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, muscle weakness, and joint pain. Other more serious side effects include chest pain, irregular heartbeat, and difficulty breathing.

Associated brand names: Thyrogen, Thyrotropin alfa, and Thyrotropin beta.

Synonyms
  • thyroid-stimulating hormone
  • thyrotrophin
  • thyrotropin
  • TSH
Classifications
  • anterior pituitary
  • hormone
  • sport doping
  • thyrotropin

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