Kallman Syndrome is caused by an insufficient production of GnRH hormone (gonadotropin-releasing hormone). This hormone takes over the release of hormones that are essential for the proper functioning of the body.
Tag: gonadotropin-releasing hormone
Gonadotropins are hormones secreted by the pituitary gland after the stimulation of GnRH pulses. Gonadotropins are produced by men and women and they regulate the reproductive cycle in both cases, although they do not have the same levels of gonadotropins and the actions regulated are different in each case. There are three types of gonadotropic hormones: FSH, LH, and hCG.
It is the trade name under which a medicine used to trigger ovulation in women undergoing assisted reproductive treatments is sold. It is based on GnRH-analogues (gonadotropin-releasing hormone).