gonadotropin releasing hormone: Meaning and Definition of
gonadotro'pin releas"ing hor"mone
- a peptide hormone, produced by the hypothalamus, that stimulates the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland to secrete luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone.
- a preparation of this hormone, used to treat precocious puberty, prostate cancer, male and female infertility, and female reproductive disorders. Abbr.: GnRH