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Follicle-Stimulating Hormone

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 follitropin and FSH.

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(Source: NIH - National Cancer Institute)

Terms to know

Ovaries
The ovaries are a pair of female reproductive glands in which the ova, or eggs, are formed. The ovaries are l...
Sperm
The male reproductive cell, formed in the testicle. A sperm unites with an egg to form an embryo....
Testicles (Testes)
One of two egg-shaped glands inside the scrotum that produce sperm and male hormones. Also called testicle....

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