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View in Spanish: Hormona liberadora de gonadotropina

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (goh-NA-doh-TROH-pin HOR-mone)
A hormone made by the hypothalamus (part of the brain). GnRH causes the pituitary gland to make luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). These hormones are involved in reproduction. Also called GnRH.

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