gonadotropin-releasing hormone


gonadotropin–releasing hormone

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Definition of GONADOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE

:  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

First Known Use of GONADOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE

1974

gonadotropin–re·leas·ing hormone

noun \-ri-ˈlēs-iŋ-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GONADOTROPIN–RELEASING HORMONE

: 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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