Glossary Term:

Title

luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone antagonists

Phonetic

<b>LOO-</b>tee<b>-</b>uh<b>-ny-</b>zing

Description

also called LHRH antagonists or gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists. A type of drug thought to work in a way much like the LHRH analogs, which may be able to lower testosterone levels more quickly without causing the tumor symptoms to worsen (this is called tumor flare). See also androgen deprivation therapy, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogs, testosterone.