luteinizing hormone–releasing hormone (LHRH)


A hormone that controls the production of sex hormones in males and females.

The hypothalamus produces luteinizing hormone–releasing hormone (LHRH), which stimulates the pituitary gland to produce luteinizing hormone (LH). In turn, LH stimulates the testicles to produce testosterone and the ovaries to produce estrogen and progesterone.

Also called gonadotropin-releasing hormone.

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