Definition of luteinizing hormone in English:

luteinizing hormone

Line breaks: lu¦tein|iz¦ing hor|mone
Pronunciation: /ˈluːtənʌɪzɪŋ
(also luteinising hormone)


[mass noun] Biochemistry
  • A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates ovulation in females and the synthesis of androgen in males.
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    • A new study measured the efficacy of estrogen, progesterone, Prolactin, luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone and testosterone on women with the disorder.
    • Oral contraceptives inhibit pituitary production of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone by providing synthetic estrogen and progesterone to the user.
    • Pituitary secretion of luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone was inhibited at this dose.

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