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
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- gonadotropin-releasing factor,
- gonadotropin-releasing hormone,
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