gonadotropin releasing hormone

or go·nad·o·tro·pin-re·leas·ing hor·mone


Biochemistry. a peptide hormone, produced by the hypothalamus, that stimulates the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland to secrete luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone.
Pharmacology. a preparation of this hormone, used to treat precocious puberty, prostate cancer, male and female infertility, and female reproductive disorders. Abbreviation: GnRH

Nearby words

  1. gonadotrope,
  2. gonadotroph,
  3. gonadotrophin,
  4. gonadotropic,
  5. gonadotropin,
  6. gonadotropin-releasing factor,
  7. gonadotropin-releasing hormone,
  8. gonads,
  9. gonaduct,
  10. gonalgia

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