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gonadotropin releasing hormone

noun
1.
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.
2.
Pharmacology. a preparation of this hormone, used to treat precocious puberty, prostate cancer, male and female infertility, and female reproductive disorders.
Abbreviation: GnRH.
Also, gonadotropin-releasing hormone.
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