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gonadotro'pin releas"ing hor"mone




1. Biochem.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. Pharm.a preparation of this hormone, used to treat precocious puberty, prostate cancer, male and female infertility, and female reproductive disorders. Abbr.: GnRH Also,go•nad"o•tro'pin-re•leas"ing hor"mone.

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