luteinizing hormone

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'Luteum' means 'yellow' in Latin. LH Stimulates development of corpus luteum which is yellow in colour

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luteinizing hormone (uncountable) (Abbreviated as: LH)

  1. (biochemistry) A hormone, produced by anterior part of the pituitary gland, that stimulates ovulation and the development of the corpus luteum in female mammals, and the production of androgens by male mammals.

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