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leuprolide

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noun leu·pro·lide \lü-ˈprō-ˌlīd\

Medical Definition of leuprolide

  1. :  a synthetic analog of gonadotropin-releasing hormone administered by injection in the form of its acetate C59H84N16O12·C2H4O2 to treat cancer of the prostate gland, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and precocious puberty <Androgen-deprivation therapy by either bilateral orchiectomy or administration of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist such as leuprolide is the mainstay of treatment for advanced or metastatic prostate cancer.—Donald S. Kaufman et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 8 July 2004> <During leuprolide therapy, the endometrioma recurred …—G. David Adamson, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 22 Dec. 1999> Leuprolide is marketed under the trademarks Eligard and Lupron.




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