gonadotropin-releasing hormone

Definition / meaning of gonadotropin-releasing hormone

A hormone made by the hypothalamus (part of the brain). GnRH causes the pituitary gland to make luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). These hormones are involved in reproduction. Also called GnRH.

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