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Luteinizing Hormone

Reference work entry

Synonyms

Lutropin

Definition

A gonadotropic hormone produced and released from the anterior pituitary, it is responsible for the production and release of estrogen from the ovarian follicle. LH plays an important role in inducing ovulation and in regulating the development of the corpus luteum.

Keywords

Public Health Luteinizing Hormone Social Policy Corpus Luteum Anterior Pituitary 
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