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leuprolide

noun leu·pro·lide \ lü-ˈprō-ˌlīd \

medical Definition of leuprolide

:a synthetic analog of gonadotropin-releasing hormone administered by injection in the form of its acetate C59H84N16O12·C2H4O2 to treat cancer of the prostate gland, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and precocious puberty
  • Androgen-deprivation therapy by either bilateral orchiectomy or administration of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist such as leuprolide is the mainstay of treatment for advanced or metastatic prostate cancer.
  • —Donald S. Kaufman et al.The New England Journal of Medicine8 July 2004
  • During leuprolide therapy, the endometrioma recurred …
  • —G. David AdamsonThe Journal of the American Medical Association22 Dec. 1999
Note: Leuprolide is marketed under the trademarks Eligard and Lupron.

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