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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Agonista de la HL-HL

LH-RH agonist
A drug that inhibits the secretion of sex hormones. In men, LH-RH agonist causes testosterone levels to fall. In women, LH-RH agonist causes the levels of estrogen and other sex hormones to fall. Also called luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.