luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone

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luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone

(Biochemistry) a hypothalamic peptide that stimulates the pituitary gland to release luteinizing hormone. Abbreviation: LH-RH
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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.
Androgen deprivation therapy: reduces levels of androgens in the body, slowing the growth of prostate cancers; achieved through orchiectomy, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogs or antagonists, or antiandrogens
Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogs: their impact on the control of tumorigenesis.
Degarelix, which will launch in Europe in early 2009 under the name Firmagon, was shown in phase III trials to outpace leuprolide (Lupron) in rapidly suppressing testosterone, without the androgen flare associated with Lupron and other luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists.
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.
You may be treated with clomiphene (an anti-oestrogen drug), progestogen drugs, LH-RH (luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone) or oral contraceptives.
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.

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