GnRh analogues are hormones used in some assisted reproduction procedures that require a monitorisation of the ovarian cycle. These hormones are administered through injections the patient can apply to herself.
Tag: flare-up effect
Although the gonadotropin releasing hormone analogues are widely used in assisted reproduction, their use as a medicine involves some risks.
The flare-up effect is a massive release of gonadotropin hormones such as FSH and LH. It is caused by the combination of the GnRH analogue and its receptor in cells.
The gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonists present only few disadvantages, since they were created precisely in order to address the inconveniences of GnRH agonists, but maintaining their advantages.
The main advantage of using GnRH antagonists as an assisted reproductive treatment is that it precisely controls women’s menstrual cycle, blocking this way an undesirable premature ovulation.
GnRH antagonists are a type of chemical compound used as a medicine in assisted reproduction in order to stimulate women during the ovarian cycle.
These hormones work as GnRH antagonists. The GnRH hormone is released by the hypothalamus and is responsible for the stimulation of the pituitary gland, allowing thus pituitary gonadotropin secretion.