gonadotropin-releasing hormone

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go·nad·o·tro·pin-re·leas·ing hormone

 (gō-năd′ə-trō′pĭn-rĭ-lēs′ĭng, -trŏp′ĭn-)
n. Abbr. GnRH
A hormone produced by the hypothalamus that signals the anterior pituitary gland to begin secreting luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. Also called luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone.

go·nad·o·tro·pin-re·leas·ing hor·mone

n. hormona que estimula la secreción de gonadotropina.
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The latter include the genes for interleukins (IL) 2, 8, 3, 5; the granulocyte-macrophagal colony-stimulating factor, immunoglobulins a; the light and heavy chains of immunoglobulins; the endocrine-associated Pit-1 gene; the genes for gonadoliberin, prolactin, the thyroid transcription factor 1, and thyrotropin (Sytina and Pankratova, 2003).
These systems are often unsuitable for clinical applications that require a low detection limit, such as the following: (a) estradiol measurements in men [<110 pmol/L; (<30 pg/mL)] or children [from <18 pmol/L to 165 pmol/L (<5 pg/mL to 45 pg/mL)] (8) and evaluation of down-regulation by gonadoliberin analogs before in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (1VF-ET) programs; (b) progesterone determinations during ovarian stimulation, with values <3.
Pituitary hCG production may in some cases be quenched with sex steroids or controlled by gonadoliberin (GnRH) [20].