luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone

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go·nad·o·tro·pin-re·leas·ing hor·mone (GnRH, GRH),

a decapeptide hormone from the hypothalamus that stimulates the anterior pituitary to release both follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. See: gonadotropin-releasing factor.
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luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone

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A decapeptide hormone from the hypothalamus that stimulates the anterior pituitary to release both follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.
Compare: bioregulator
Synonym(s): luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone.
[luteinizing hormone + L. libero, to free, + -in]
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Effect of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogs on the rat ovarian follicle development.
Incomplete testosterone suppression with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonists: Does it happen and does it matter?
When the procedure was assigned a quality of life weight of less than 0.83, the cost-effectiveness of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone was less than $50,000 per quality-adjusted life year.
Cetrorelix, a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) antagonist, had been the object of a Phase III programme in BPH, a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate which, as reported by the company last week, did not meet its primary endpoint.
Treatment options for VUF include conservative, medical or surgical treatment.[sup.4,8,11,12] Some studies advocate conservative treatment for early diagnosed small fistula with bladder catheterization alone with antibiotics for 3 weeks.[sup.2] Others proposed induced amenorrhea by oral contraceptive pills or by luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analog because epithelial and stromal cells that contain sex hormone receptors (as in the endometrium) had been observed within the fistula.[sup.1] This management technique may be less successful in women with a mature tract (6 weeks or longer).
Successful management of vesicouterine fistula by luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analog.
In a personalised health care approach, the study selected patients with tumours expressing luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) receptors, the key element in the targeting mechanism of AEZS-108.
Time to normalization of serum testosterone after 3-month luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist administered in the neoadjuvant setting: implications for dosing schedule and neoadjuvant study consideration.
Pai and colleagues report a small randomized controlled trial (RCT) examining whether men who receive 6 months of neoadjuvant androgen deprivation therapy for cytoreduction recover faster whether they receive a monthly luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist (LHRHa) or an injection every 3 months.[sup.1] Unfortunately, due to accrual and eligibility issues, the authors were not able to complete the study in a timely manner and only 46 of the planned 100 patients were available for data analysis.

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