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 During leuprolide therapy, the endometrioma recurred …— G. David Adamson, The Journal of the American Medical Association

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 17 Aug. 2022.

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