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Follicle Stimulating Hormone (Follitropin) Summary

Description: A major gonadotropin secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Follicle-stimulating hormone stimulates GAMETOGENESIS and the supporting cells such as the ovarian GRANULOSA CELLS, the testicular SERTOLI CELLS, and LEYDIG CELLS. FSH consists of two noncovalently linked subunits, alpha and beta. Within a species, the alpha subunit is common in the three pituitary glycoprotein hormones (TSH, LH, and FSH), but the beta subunit is unique and confers its biological specificity.

Also Known As: Follitropin; Follicle-Stimulating Hormone; FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)

Networked: 1908 relevant articles (29 outcomes, 154 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Follicle Stimulating Hormone is Relevant

  1. Infertility (Sterility) : 3 outcomes 17 studies in 158 results
  2. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Syndrome, Stein-Leventhal) : 3 outcomes 15 studies in 133 results
  3. Prostatic Neoplasms (Prostate Cancer) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 37 results
  4. Body Weight (Weight, Body) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 73 results
  5. Varicocele : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 42 results
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Drugs Related to Follicle Stimulating Hormone

  1. Luteinizing Hormone (Lutropin)
  2. Testosterone (Sustanon)
  3. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH)
  4. Estradiol (Estrace)
  5. Hormones
  6. Gonadotropins
  7. Prolactin
  8. Clomiphene (Clomifene)
  9. abarelix (Plenaxis)
  10. Progesterone
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Therapies Related to Follicle Stimulating Hormone

  1. Orchiectomy (Orchidectomy)
  2. Hormone Replacement Therapy (Therapy, Hormone Replacement)
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  4. Hysterectomy
  5. Intravenous Injections
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