NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- LHRH agonist
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A substance that keeps the testicles and ovaries from making sex hormones by blocking other hormones that are needed to make them. In men, LHRH agonists cause the testicles to stop making testosterone. In women, they cause the ovaries to stop making estrogen and progesterone. Some LHRH agonists are used to treat prostate cancer. Also called GnRH agonist, GnRHa, gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist, and luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist.