gonadoliberin


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Related to gonadoliberin: GnRH, LH-RH, Luteinizing hormone releasing hormone

go·nad·o·lib·er·in

(gō'nad-ō-lib'er-in),
2. A decapeptide from pig hypothalami that induces release of both lutropin and follitropin in constant proportions and thus acts as both luliberin and folliberin. Synonym(s): luteinizing hormone/follicle-stimulating hormone-releasing factor Compare: gonadotropin-releasing hormone.
[gonad + L. libero, to free, + -in]

go·nad·o·lib·er·in

(gō-nad'ō-lib'ĕr-in)
1. A hypothalamic substance causing the release of gonadotropin.
Synonym(s): gonadotropin-releasing factor, gonadotropin-releasing hormone.
2. A decapeptide from pig hypothalami that induces release of both lutropin and follitropin in constant proportions and thus acts as both luliberin and folliberin.
Synonym(s): luteinizing hormone/follicle-stimulating hormone-releasing factor.
Compare: bioregulator
[gonad + L. libero, to free, + -in]
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1) Nonstandard abbreviations: hCG, human chorionic gonadotropin; free [beta], free [beta]-subunit; free [alpha], free u-subunit; and GnRH, gonadoliberin.
In the late follicular phase, the increase in estradiol is important in the development of the midcycle LH surge, and exerts a positive feedback effect and enhances LH responsiveness to gonadoliberin (GnRH).
4) The goal of the stimulation with exogenous gonadotropins, combined with the administration of gonadoliberin analogs (GnRHa) in patients undergoing in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET), either with clomiphene citrate or with gonadotropins alone, is to induce the ovaries to produce multiple retrievable oocytes to raise pregnancy rates [1-141.