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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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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