gonadotropin-releasing hormone

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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gonadotropin-releasing hormone n.

Abbr. GnRH A hormone produced by the hypothalamus that stimulates the anterior pituitary gland to begin secreting luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. Also called luliberin, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone.

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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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