- luteinizing hormone
* * *also called interstitial-cell stimulating hormone (ICSH)one of two gonadotropic hormones (i.e., hormones concerned with the regulation of the gonads, or sex glands) that is produced by the pituitary gland. LH is a glycoprotein and operates in conjunction with follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Following the release of the egg (ovulation) in the female, LH promotes the transformation of the graafian follicle (a small egg-containing vesicle in the ovary) into the corpus luteum, an endocrine gland that secretes progesterone. In the male, LH stimulates the development of the interstitial cells of the testes, which secrete testosterone, a male sex hormone. The production of LH is cyclical in nature (especially in the female). See also follicle-stimulating hormone; menstruation.
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Luteinizing hormone — beta polypeptide Identifiers Symbol LHB Entrez 3972 HUGO … Wikipedia
luteinizing hormone — (Amer.) n. LH, gonadotropic hormone secreted by the pituitary gland stimulating maturation of eggs and development of the corpus luteum in females and sperm in males (also luteinising hormone) … English contemporary dictionary
luteinizing hormone — n. a hormone, secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, which stimulates ovulation, the development of the corpus luteum with its subsequent secretion of progesterone in females, the development of interstitial tissue, and the… … English World dictionary
luteinizing hormone — luteinizing hormone. См. лютеинизирующий гормон. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.
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Luteinizing hormone — Hormone lutéinisante Pour les articles homonymes, voir LH. Hormone lutéinisante Général No CAS … Wikipédia en Français
luteinizing hormone — A glycoprotein hormone (26 kD) and gonadotropin. Made up of an a chain (96 amino acids) identical to other gonadotropins, and a hormone specific b chain. Acts with follicle timulating hormone to stimulate sex hormone release … Dictionary of molecular biology
luteinizing hormone — or luteinising hormone lu:tənʌɪzɪŋ noun Biochemistry a pituitary glycoprotein hormone that stimulates ovulation in females and the synthesis of androgen in males … English new terms dictionary
luteinizing hormone — LH a hormone (see gonadotrophin), synthesized and released by the anterior pituitary gland, that stimulates ovulation, corpus luteum formation, progesterone synthesis by the ovary (see also menstrual cycle), and androgen synthesis by the… … The new mediacal dictionary
luteinizing hormone — (LH) This is a sugar bearing protein manufactured by the anterior pituitary. Like a lot of the pituitary hormones, it surges on and off, since constant secretion would overload and deaden receptors. In women, it builds up after menses,… … Herbal-medical glossary