gonadotropin gonadotropin

Definition(s):

  • (n) hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and placenta; stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity

Usage(s):

  1. Current treatment consists of monthly injections of a powerful gonadotropin-blocking drug called Lupron.
  2. Known as gonadotropin, it has made mothers out of nearly half the barren women who were injected with it.
  3. A new experimental treatment with perhaps fewer ill effects involves a synthetic substance called nafarelin, similar to gonadotropin-relea sing hormone.

News

  1. eHCGInjections Announces New Article; Doctor Contradicts FDA Take on HCG Injections for Weight Loss

    LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The website HCG Injections ( ehcginjections.com ) aims to educate people on the safe use of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) injections as part of a ...
    on July 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Arg-Phe-amide-related peptides influence gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons

    ( Neural Regeneration Research ) During the last decade, our understanding of this hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis has quickly expanded. Two novel hypothalamic Arg-Phe-amide-related peptides, kisspeptin and gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone, may be important regulators of the reproductive axis.
    on July 17, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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