Definition of luteinizing hormone in English:

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luteinizing hormone

Pronunciation: /ˈlo͞otēəˌnīziNG/ Pronunciation: /ˈlo͞otnˌīziNG/


A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates ovulation in females and the synthesis of androgen in males.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: lu·te·in·iz·ing hor·mone

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