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Medical Term:

gonadotropin-releasing hormone


a decapeptide hormone from the hypothalamus that stimulates the anterior pituitary to release both follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone.

See: gonadotropin-releasing factor

Synonym(s): luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone, luteinizing hormone/follicle-stimulating hormone-releasing hormone

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