luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone


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luteinizing hor·mone-re·leas·ing hormone

 (hôr′mōn-rĭ-lē′sĭng)

luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone

n
(Biochemistry) a hypothalamic peptide that stimulates the pituitary gland to release luteinizing hormone. Abbreviation: LH-RH
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Failure to maintain a suppressed level of serum testosterone during long-acting depot luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist therapy in patients with advanced prostate cancer.
Inhibitory pathways and the inhibition of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone release by alcohol.
Changes in subcellular distribution of pituitary receptors for luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LH-RH) after treatment with the LH-RH antagonist cetrorelix.
Presence of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) mRNA in rat spleen lymphocytes.
Prostate cancer patients, on the other hand, are often prescribed drugs known as luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists (such as Lupron[R] or Zoladex[R]) that block testicular production of testosterone.
Effects of restriction of dietary energy intake during the prepuberal period on secretion of luteinizing hormone and responsiveness of the pituitary to luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone in heifers.
Bilateral orchiectomy has been the traditional approach, but most patients prefer equally effective drug therapies that include the administration of estrogens, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists, and anti-androgens.
The brain starts to secrete a hormone called luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) in periodic bursts, which causes the pituitary gland to release hormones called gonadotropins.
Initiation and progression of puberty are controlled by signals from the central nervous system that stimulate the pulsatile diurnal secretion of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) from the hypothalamus into the hypothalamic--pituitary portal system (Sarkar and Fink 1979; Sarkar et al.
The discovery of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) made available a novel approach to medical castration through suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis without the thromboembolic effects of estrogens.

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