gonadotropin-releasing factor n.
A substance produced by the hypothalamus that stimulates the release of gonadotropin by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Also called gonadoliberin.
noun 1. Biochemistry. a peptide hormone, produced by the hypothalamus, that stimulates the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland to secrete luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone. 2. Pharmacology. a preparation of this hormone, used to treat precocious puberty, prostate cancer, male and female infertility, and female reproductive disorders. Abbreviation: GnRH.
[goh-nad, gon-ad] /ˈgoʊ næd, ˈgɒn æd/ noun, Anatomy. 1. a sex gland in which gametes are produced; an ovary or testis. /ˈɡɒnæd/ noun 1. an animal organ in which gametes are produced, such as a testis or an ovary 2. (slang) a foolish or stupid person n. 1880, from Modern Latin gonas (plural gonades), coined […]
gonaduct gon·a·duct (gŏn’ə-dŭkt’) n.
[French gaw-na-eev] /French gɔ naˈiv/ noun 1. Gulf of, an inlet of the Caribbean Sea, between the two peninsulas of W Haiti. 2. a seaport in W Haiti. /French ɡɔnaiv/ noun 1. a port in W Haiti, on the Gulf of Gonaïves; scene of the proclamation of Haiti’s independence (1804). Pop: 104 825 (2003)