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melanocyte-stim·u·lat·ing hor·mone

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  1. melanocyte-stimulating hormone, MSHnoun

    a hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that controls the degree of pigmentation in melanocytes

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  1. Melanocyte-stimulating hormone

    The melanocyte-stimulating hormones, known collectively as MSH, also known as melanotropins or intermedins, are a family of peptide hormones and neuropeptides consisting of α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (α-MSH), β-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (β-MSH), and γ-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (γ-MSH) that are produced by cells in the pars intermedia of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Synthetic analogues of α-MSH, such as afamelanotide (melanotan I; Scenesse), melanotan II, and bremelanotide (PT-141), have been developed and researched.

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  1. melanocyte-stimulating hormone

    Melanocyte-stimulating hormone (MSH) is a type of peptide hormone produced by the pituitary gland that plays a critical role in the body's pigmentation process. This hormone stimulates the production and release of melanin, the pigment responsible for skin, hair, and eye color, by melanocytes, the cells where melanin is produced. MSH can also influence appetite and sexual arousal, and it helps regulate the immune system and the body's response to inflammation.

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  1. Melanocyte-stimulating hormone

    The melanocyte-stimulating hormones are a class of peptide hormones that are produced by cells in the intermediate lobe of the pituitary gland. Synthetic analogs of these naturally occurring hormones have also been developed and researched.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of melanocyte-stimulating hormone in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of melanocyte-stimulating hormone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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