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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


follitropin  listen  (FAH-lih-TROH-pin)

  A hormone made in the pituitary gland. In females, it acts on the ovaries to make the follicles and eggs grow. In males, it acts on the testes to make sperm. Also called follicle-stimulating hormone and FSH.