A gonadotropin (a hormone that affects the function of the sex organs) that is released by the pituitary gland in response to luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone. Abbrevi’ated LH. In females, LH controls the length and sequence of the female menstrual cycle, including ovulation, preparation of the uterus for implantation of a fertilized egg, and ovarian production of both estrogen and progesterone. In males, LH stimulates the testes to produce androgen. Also known as interstitial-cell-stimulating hormone (ICSH). See also gonadotropin.
- Luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone
A hormone that controls sex hormones in men and women. Also called LHRH.
Complete dislocation of a joint. A partial dislocation is a subluxation.
1. Left ventricular failure, failure of the left side of the heart. 2. Left ventricular function, the function of the left ventricle. In both of these senses, LVF is in contrast to RVF (right ventricular failure or function).
The delusion that one has become a wolf or the werewolf transformation. Werewolf myths were associated with the phases of the moon. The werewolf was thought to take over when the moon was full. The word “lycanthropy” is from the Greek “lykos,” meaning “wolf” + “anthropos” meaning “human being.”
A red pigment found predominantly in tomatoes (and also in some other fruits) that gives them their color. Lycopene has antioxidant properties and has been claimed to “promote a healthy heart” and to reduce the risk of cancer. Lycopene has not, however, been proven to contribute to the anticancer properties of tomatoes. In fact, there […]