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Definition of GnRH antagonists

Definition of GnRH antagonists

GnRH antagonists are artificially synthesized and are used to prevent the effect of the GnRH hormone.

The GnRH (gonadotropin-releasing hormone) is a peptide hormone responsible for FSH and LH release by the pituitary gland.

Cetrorelix and ganirelix are two synthetic GnRH antagonists of clinical use.

On this image, you can observe the chemical structure of cetrorelix.

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By BSc, MSc (embryologist) and BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 10/29/2018
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