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luteinizing hormone

noun, Biochemistry
1.
LH.
Origin of luteinizing hormone
1930-1935
1930-35
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Examples from the web for luteinizing hormone
  • Physical and emotional stress may block the release of luteinizing hormone, causing temporary amenorrhea.
  • The ovaries become less responsive to stimulation by follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.
British Dictionary definitions for luteinizing hormone

luteinizing hormone

/ˈluːtɪɪˌnaɪzɪŋ/
noun
1.
a gonadotrophic hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. In female vertebrates it stimulates ovulation, and in mammals it also induces the conversion of the ruptured follicle into the corpus luteum. In male vertebrates it promotes maturation of the interstitial cells of the testes and stimulates androgen secretion LH Also called interstitial cell-stimulating hormone See also follicle-stimulating hormone, prolactin
Word Origin
C19: from Latin lūteum egg yolk, from lūteus yellow
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luteinizing hormone in Medicine

luteinizing hormone lu·te·in·iz·ing hormone (lōō'tē-ə-nī'zĭng)
n.

Abbr. LH A hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates ovulation and the development of the corpus luteum in the female and the production of testosterone by the interstitial cells of the testis in the male. Also called interstitial cell-stimulating hormone, lutropin.

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luteinizing hormone
  (l'tē-ə-nī'zĭng)   
A glycoprotein hormone produced by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland. Luteinizing hormone stimulates ovulation and the development of the corpus luteum in female mammals and the production of testosterone in males.
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