Definitions for "Luteinizing hormone"
Click here to view diagram - a hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary throughout the menstrual cycle. Secretion of LH increases at mid-cycle to induce ovulation.
A protein hormone, produced and released by the anterior pituitary, that stimulates the formation and retention of the corpus luteum. It also initiates ovulation.
A hormone produced and released by the pituitary gland. In the female it is responsible for ovulation and the maintenance of the corpus luteum. In the male it stimulates testosterone production and is important in the production of sperm cells.