Luteinizing Hormone-Releasing Hormone

LHRH stands for luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone. A part makes this hormone of the brain that is called the hypothalamus. The Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone is responsible for making the pituitary gland in the brain secrete the hormones: Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).  


  • In males, these hormones stimulate the testicles to make more testosterone.  
  • In women, they cause the ovaries to make hormones like progesterone and estrogen.  


Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone has also shown signs of treating prostate cancer in men.  


Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone is a naturally occurring hormone that stimulates the release of other sex hormones in both males and females.  

  • LHRH agonist serves like LHRH to control the same sex hormones. 
  • LHRH's activity is low during early childhood but is greatly enhanced and stimulated during adolescence or puberty.  


During reproductive years, Luteinizing hormone truly gets to work! 



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