triptorelin(redirected from Decapeptyl)
a synthetic analogue of gonadorelin that on prolonged administration suppresses gonadotropin release; used as triptorelin pamoate as an antineoplastic in the palliative treatment of prostatic carcinoma, administered intramuscularly.
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triptorelinTherapeutics A long-acting gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue, that induces intense reversible hypogonadism by inhibiting LH and, to a lesser degree, FSH release, resulting in ↓ testosterone Indications Advanced prostate and ovarian CA; it may have a role in Rx-refractory sexual deviancy. See Paraphilia.
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triptorelinA synthetic gonadotrophin-releasing hormone used to treat advances cancer of the PROSTATE GLAND. A brand name is Decapeptyl SR.
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