a gonadotrophic hormone secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. In female vertebrates it stimulates ovulation, and in mammals it also induces the conversion of the ruptured follicle into the corpus luteum. In male vertebrates it promotes maturation of the interstitial cells of the testes and stimulates androgen secretion LH Also called interstitial cell-stimulating hormone See also follicle-stimulating hormone, prolactin
luteinizing hormone lu·te·in·iz·ing hormone (lōō’tē-ə-nī’zĭng)
Abbr. LH A hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates ovulation and the development of the corpus luteum in the female and the production of testosterone by the interstitial cells of the testis in the male. Also called interstitial cell-stimulating hormone, lutropin.
A glycoprotein hormone produced by the anterior portion of the pituitary gland. Luteinizing hormone stimulates ovulation and the development of the corpus luteum in female mammals and the production of testosterone in males.
[loot-n-ist] /ˈlut n ɪst/ noun 1. a person who plays the . /ˈluːtənɪst/ noun 1. a person who plays the lute
1. a combining form meaning “golden yellow,” used in the formation of compound words: luteotropin.
luteohormone lu·te·o·hor·mone (lōō’tē-ō-hôr’mōn’) n. See progesterone.
[loo-tee-uh-lin] /ˈlu ti ə lɪn/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a yellow coloring substance, C 15 H 10 O 6 , obtained from the weed Reseda luteola: used in dyeing silk and, formerly, in medicine. /ˈluːtɪəlɪn/ noun 1. a yellow crystalline compound found, in the form of its glycoside, in many plants. Formula: C15H10O6