gonadotropin-releasing hormone

gonadotropin-re·leas·ing hormone -ri-'lēs-iŋ- n a decapeptide hormone produced by the hypothalamus that stimulates the adenohypophysis to release gonadotropins (as luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone) abbr. GnRH called also luteinizing hormone-releasing factor, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone

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(Gn-RH) 1. luteinizing hormone–releasing h. 2. more generally, any hypothalamic factor that stimulates the release of both follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.

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