leuprolide

noun
leu·​pro·​lide | \ lü-ˈprō-ˌlīd How to pronounce leuprolide (audio) \

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 Medicine, 8 July 2004 During leuprolide therapy, the endometrioma recurred …— G. David Adamson, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 22 Dec. 1999

Note: Leuprolide is marketed under the trademarks Eligard and Lupron.

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“Leuprolide.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/leuprolide. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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