On the Use of -tropin or -trophin in Connection with Anterior Pituitary Hormones

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Science  03 Aug 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3527, pp. 336-337
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3527.336


The divergent usage that has persisted in the literature in connection with the terminology of anterior pituitary hormones is discussed, and the reasons for proposing the acceptance of -tropins and tropic hormones for standard use are outlined.