lutenizing hormone


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lutenizing hormone

(LH): see gonadotropic hormonegonadotropic hormone
or gonadotropin,
any one of three glycoprotein (see protein) hormones released by either the anterior pituitary gland or the placenta (the organ in which maternal and fetal blood exchange nutrients and waste products) that have various effects upon
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Plasma concentrations of estrogens fall and those of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and, to a lesser extent, lutenizing hormone (LH) increases after removal of the negative feedback to the pituitary.
The researchers concluded that young type 2 diabetic patients have significantly lower plasma concentrations of total and free testosterone and inappropriately low lutenizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone levels with a high prevalence of hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism, when compared with type 1 diabetic patients of comparable age.
In utero and lactational exposure of male rats to 2,3,7,8-TCDD (effects on sexual behavior and the regulation of lutenizing hormone secretion in adulthood).