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NCI Drug Dictionary

  

deslorelin 
A synthetic nonapeptide analogue of the natural gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) with potential antineoplastic activity. Deslorelin binds to and activates pituitary gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) receptors. Continuous, prolonged administration of goserelin in males results in pituitary GnRH receptor desensitization and inhibition of pituitary secretion of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), leading to a significant decline in testosterone production; in females, prolonged administration results in a decrease in estradiol production. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
Synonyms:Deslorelin Acetate
GnRH Agonist
Abbreviation:DSLN
Chemical structure:6-D-Tryptophan-9-(N-ethyl-L-prolinamide)-1-9-luteinizing Hormone-releasing Factor (Swine)