LHRH (luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone): from the hypothalamus, a hormone that triggers the release of the pituitary gonadotropins, LH and FSH. LH frees the ovum and changes its graafian follicle into the corpus luteum. LHRH, LRH, LRF (F = factor), and GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) are synonymous. See also hypothalamus.

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