gonadotropin-releasing hormone
noun Date: 1974 a hormone secreted by the hypothalamus that stimulates the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland to release gonadotropins (as luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone) — abbreviation GnRH; called also luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone

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