gonadotropin-releasing hormone


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

Examples of gonadotropin-releasing hormone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These blockers, known as gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues, are medically safe, and their effects are reversible. The Editors, Scientific American, 30 June 2021 After that time, blockers—or, more technically, gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists—are the first option available to young people. Kristina R. Olson, Scientific American, 13 Apr. 2021 If symptoms are very severe, drugs called gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues (GnRHa) may be used. Eleanor Morgan, refinery29.com, 10 Sep. 2020 Other types of drugs — such as gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists — can shrink tumors by decreasing the hormone producing activity of your ovaries, lowering your estrogen levels. Hilda Hutcherson, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2020 With this therapy, doctors can inject a compound or use an implant that mimics the actions of a puberty-stimulating hormone that is released in the brain known as gonadotropin-releasing hormone. Jen Christensen, CNN, 23 Jan. 2020 Then there are still other forms of hormonal therapy, like elagolix, an oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Gn-RH) antagonist that’s FDA-approved to treat moderate to severe endo pain. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, 25 Sep. 2019 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, 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, 22 Mar. 2018

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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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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