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a synthetic gonadotropin-releasing hormone; upon administration it initially stimulates release of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone and on prolonged administration later suppresses them. It is used as the acetate salt to treat breast and prostate carcinomas and endometriosis and to thin the endometrium prior to endometrial ablation; administered by subcutaneous implant.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A synthetic decapeptide agonist analogue of LHRH (GnRH). It inhibits pituitary gonadotropin secretion and is used to treat prostate cancer, breast cancer, endometriosis, and for prethinning the endometrium before endometrial ablation or resection.
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A synthetic peptide analog of gonadotropin-releasing hormone used to treat prostate cancer, endometriosis, and advanced breast cancer.
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A synthetic decapeptide agonist analogue of the luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (GnRH); it inhibits pituitary gonadotropin secretion and is used in the treatment of prostate cancer, breast cancer, endometriosis, and for thinning the endometrium before endometrial ablation or resection.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
goserelinA gonadotrophin-releasing hormone used as a drug to treat ENDOMETRIOSIS, uterine FIBROIDS, MENORRHAGIA and cancer. A brand name is Zoladex.
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