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 (such as luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone) abbreviation GnRH

called also luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone

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Hypothalamic hypogonadism: This condition happens when your ovaries produce little or no gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), and luteinizing hormone (LH), according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Korin Miller, SELF, "How Long Does a Period Last, Normally?," 17 May 2018 Essentially, the brain’s hypothalamus produces gonadotropin-releasing hormone, which causes the pituitary gland to produce FSH and LH. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Hold On Everyone, Male Birth Control Still Isn't Happening Anytime Soon," 22 Mar. 2018 There are also gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, which can block the production of hormones that stimulate your ovaries and keep you from having a period, Greves explains. Korin Miller, Allure, "This Is What Endometriosis Pain Feels Like — and How to Treat It," 6 Mar. 2018

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gonadotropin-releasing hormone

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gonadotropin-re·​leas·​ing hormone | \-ri-ˈlēs-iŋ- \

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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