Thyrotropic cell

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Thyrotropic cell
Details
Location Anterior pituitary
Function Thyroid stimulating hormone secretion
Identifiers
TH H3.08.02.2.00005
Anatomical terms of microanatomy

Thyrotropes (also called thyrotrophs) are endocrine cells in the anterior pituitary which produce thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in response to thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH).[1] Thyrotropes consist around 5% of the anterior pituitary lobe cells.[citation needed]

Thyrotropes appear basophilic in histological preparations.

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  1. ^ Guyton, A.C. & Hall, J.E. (2006) Textbook of Medical Physiology (11th ed.) Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunder ISBN 0-7216-0240-1

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