A substance that closely resembles LHRH, which controls the production of sec hormones. However, LHRH agonists affect the body differently than dose LHRH. LHRH agonists keep the testicles from producing hormones.
A compound that is similar to LHRH (luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone) in structure and is able to act like it. Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone is a naturally occurring hormone that controls sex hormones in both men and women. Thus, an LHRH agonist serves in a manner similar to LHRH to control the same sex hormones.
LH-RH agonist. A drug that inhibits the secretion of sex hormones. In men, LH-RH agonist causes testosterone levels to fall. In women, LH-RH agonist causes the levels of estrogen and other sex hormones to fall.
hormone that eliminates the testicular production of testosterone. Luteinizing hormone works in conjunction with follicle stimulating hormone to stimulate sex hormone release. Agonist - a prime mover or substance that triggers physiologic activity at the cellular level. Luteinizing Hormone - hormone responsible for stimulating testosterone release in the body.
(LOO-tin-eye-zing. . .AG-o-nist): LH-RH agonist. A substance that closely resembles luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LH-RH), which controls the secretion of sex hormones. However, LH-RH agonists affect the body differently than does LH-RH. LH-RH agonists eventually cause a decrease in the secretion of sex hormones.