Thyrotropic cell

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Thyrotropic cell
Identifiers
Code TH H3.08.02.2.00005
Anatomical terminology

Thyrotropes (also called thyrotrophs) are endocrine cells in the anterior pituitary which produce thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in response to thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH).

Thyrotropes appear basophilic in histological preparations.