NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,118 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- A hormone made by a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. GnRH causes the pituitary gland in the brain to make and secrete the hormones luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). In men, these hormones cause the testicles to make testosterone. In women, they cause the ovaries to make estrogen and progesterone. Also called gonadotropin-releasing hormone, LH-RH, LHRH, and luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone.