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leuprolide

 [loo-pro´līd]
a synthetic analogue of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, used in the form of the acetate ester as an antineoplastic agent, treatment for endometriosis, and gonadotropin inhibitor. Administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

leuprolide

(lo͞o′prō-līd′)
n.
A drug that is a synthetic polypeptide analog of naturally occurring gonadotropin-releasing hormone, C29H84N16O12, used in its acetate form to treat advanced prostate cancer.
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leuprolide

Viadur® An analogue of gonadotropin-releasing hormone, which has been used to manage PMS, and block ovarian or testicular hormone production in Pts with hormonally active CA. See PMS.
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28 October 2011 - US Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said on Thursday that a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Lupron Depot-PED (leuprolide acetate for depot suspension) had been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adding 18-year long-term data to its label.
Health care company Abbott (NYSE:ABT) reported on Tuesday the receipt of approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for two new strengths for three-month administration of Lupron Depot-PED for the treatment of children with central precocious puberty (CPP).
This FDA approval for the two new strengths in a three-month formulation expands Lupron Depot-PED ((leuprolide acetate for depot suspension) dosing options for children with CPP.
Treatment with Lupron Depot-PED helps to arrest pubertal development until a more appropriate time.
Lupron Depot-PED works by suppressing the level of hormones that cause puberty.