luteinizing hormone

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(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 interstitial cells of the testes. Also called: interstitial cell stimulating hormone (ICSH).

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