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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Medical definitions for gonadotropin releasing hormone
A hormone produced by the hypothalamus that stimulates the anterior pituitary gland to begin secreting luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone.luliberin luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone
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Scientific definitions for gonadotropin releasing hormone
A peptide hormone produced by the hypothalamus that signals the anterior pituitary gland to begin secreting luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone.
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