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gonadotropin–releasing hormone

noun

Definition of gonadotropin–releasing hormone

  1. :  a hormone secreted by the hypothalamus that stimulates the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland to release gonadotropins (as luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone) —abbreviation GnRH —called also luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone



1974

First Known Use of gonadotropin–releasing hormone

1974


Medical Dictionary

gonadotropin–releasing hormone

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noun gonadotropin–re·leas·ing hormone \-ri-ˈlēs-iŋ-\

Medical Definition of gonadotropin–releasing hormone

  1. :  a decapeptide hormone produced by the hypothalamus that stimulates the adenohypophysis to release gonadotropins (as luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone)—abbreviation GnRH; called also luteinizing hormone-releasing factor, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone




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