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Glossary: luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist

(LOO-tih-NY-zing HOR-mone-reh-LEE-sing HOR-mone A-guh-nist)

A drug that inhibits the secretion of sex hormones. In men, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist causes testosterone levels to fall. In women, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist causes the levels of estrogen and other sex hormones to fall. Also called LH-RH agonist.

2008-01-16