Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hormone that stimulates the growth and activity of the gonads, especially any of several pituitary hormones that stimulate the function of the ovaries and testes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any of a group of protein hormones secreted by gonadotrope cells of the pituitary gland of vertebrates

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hormone secreted by the pituitary gland and placenta, which stimulates the gonads and controls reproductive activity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

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Examples

  • Human chorionic gonadotropin is widely taken by steroid users to help restart natural testosterone production.

    AP: Texans' Brian Cushing tested positive for HCG

  • A nurse at the clinic explains that I will begin by shooting myself up with a hormone called a gonadotropin that is used to stimulate egg production.

    Why I Froze My Eggs

  • The FDA says it will review a widely used class of prostate cancer drugs called gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • MONDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used class of prostate cancer drugs called gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists increases the risk of

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • ESPN first reported the banned substance was human chorionic gonadotropin, which is widely taken by steroid users to help restart natural testosterone production.

    Fore, right!

  • Lupron Depot belongs to a class of medications known as gonadotropin releasing hormone agonists (GnRHa).

    WebWire | Recent Headlines

  • The drugs, known as gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, are used to suppress the production of testosterone, a hormone that helps fuel prostate cancer growth.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The FDA first announced in May that it was reviewing the prostate cancer drugs known as gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists, citing this possible increased risk.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • In addition, the development of the endometrial cups (structures that grow from the fetus into the lining of the mare's uterus and produce the hormone equine chorionic gonadotropin, which is thought to play a role in pregnancy maintenance) occurred approximately seven days later than in the control mares.

    TheHorse.com News

  • Scientists have not known until now how a small and relatively scattered population of cells known as gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) nerve cells, known as neurons, communicate.

    News

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