luteinizing hormone

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of luteinizing hormone

:a hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that in the female stimulates ovulation and the development of corpora lutea and in the male the development of interstitial tissue in the testis

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First Known Use of luteinizing hormone

1931


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luteinizing hormone

noun

medical Definition of luteinizing hormone

:a glycoprotein hormone that is secreted by the adenohypophysis and that in the female stimulates ovulation and the development of the corpora lutea and together with follicle-stimulating hormone the secretion of estrogen from developing ovarian follicles and in the male the development of interstitial tissue in the testis and the secretion of testosterone abbreviation LH called also interstitial-cell stimulating hormone, lutropin

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