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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Lutenizing hormone pulsatility is disrupted at a threshold of energy availability in regularly menstruating women.
It is well documented that normal functioning of the testis relies mainly on the action of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) on the Sertoli cells and lutenizing hormone (LH) on the Leydig cells which subsequently acts on the semineferous tubules to maintain testis function.
Insulin-like growth factors (IGF), like insulin, can stimulate ovarian growth and androgen synthesis, and IGF-1 may work with insulin both directly on the ovary and in cooperation with lutenizing hormone (LH) to produce androgen hormones.