gonadotropin-releasing hormone

noun

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

First Known Use of gonadotropin-releasing hormone

1974


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gonadotropin-releasing hormone

noun 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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