luteinizing-hormone

luteinizing hormone

noun Biochemistry.

Origin:
1930–35

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luteinizing hormone (ˈluːtɪɪˌnaɪzɪŋ)
 
n
follicle-stimulating hormone See also prolactin LH, Also called: interstitial cell-stimulating hormone 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
 
[C19: from Latin lūteum egg yolk, from lūteus yellow]

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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)  Pronunciation Key 
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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