Meaning of luteinizing hormone in English:

luteinizing hormone

Pronunciation /ˈluːtənʌɪzɪŋ/


(also luteinising hormone)
mass nounBiochemistry
  • A hormone secreted by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates ovulation in females and the synthesis of androgen in males.

    ‘A new study measured the efficacy of estrogen, progesterone, Prolactin, luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone and testosterone on women with the disorder.’
    • ‘Oral contraceptives inhibit pituitary production of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone by providing synthetic estrogen and progesterone to the user.’
    • ‘Pituitary secretion of luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone was inhibited at this dose.’
    • ‘Hormone injections with human gonadotrophin hormone (a mixture of luteinising hormone and follicle stimulating hormone) may be offered to you if clomiphene has not worked for you.’
    • ‘To see whether the woman is ovulating (producing eggs) her blood is tested for the levels of some hormones called progesterone, luteinising hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone and testosterone.’