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Description of Leuprolide

Leuprolide: A drug that belongs to the family of drugs called gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs. It is used to block hormone production in the ovaries or testicles.
Source: National Institute of Health

Leuprolide: A synthetic nonapeptide analogue of gonadotropin-releasing hormone. Leuprolide binds to the gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor and, after prolonged administration, inhibits endogenous secretion of gonadotropin, resulting in suppression of sex hormone production in the ovary and testes. This agent reduces testosterone production to castration levels and may inhibit androgen receptor-positive tumor progression. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Leuprolide: GRH/LHRH analog used to suppress circulating gonadotropin and sex steroid levels; USP lists as an antineoplastic.
Source: CRISP

Leuprolide: A potent synthetic long-acting agonist of GONADOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE that regulates the synthesis and release of pituitary gonadotropins, LUTEINIZING HORMONE and FOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE.
Source: MeSH 2007

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