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Pronunciation: go'nad-o-lib'er-in


  1. Obsolete term for gonadotropin-releasing hormone.
  2. A decapeptide from pig hypothalami that induces release of both lutropin and follitropin in constant proportions and thus acts as both luliberin and folliberin.

Synonym(s): gonadotropin-releasing factor

[gonad + L. libero, to free, + -in]

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