Luteinizing hormone releasing hormone agonist

Luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist

A substance that blocks the action of LHRH, a hormone that stimulates the production of testosterone (a male hormone) in men. Used to treat prostate cancers that require testosterone for growth.
Mentioned in: Prostate Cancer
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