gonadotropin releasing hormone: Meaning and Definition of

gonadotro'pin releas"ing hor"mone

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  1. a peptide hormone, produced by the hypothalamus, that stimulates the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland to secrete luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone.
  2. a preparation of this hormone, used to treat precocious puberty, prostate cancer, male and female infertility, and female reproductive disorders. Abbr.: GnRH
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