Also called thyrotropin. A hormone produced by the pituitary gland (at the base of the brain) that promotes the growth of the thyroid gland (in the neck) and stimulates it.
Thyroid stimulating hormone is a pituitary gland hormone that increases thyroid function.
A substance secreted by the pituitary gland that controls the secretion of the thyroid hormone necessary for thyroid growth and function. Abbreviated to TSH.