LH LH n. (Biochem.) An abbreviation for luteinizing hormone, a gonadotropic hormone that is secreted by the pituitary and stimulates ovulation in female mammals, and stimulates androgen release in male mammals. [Acronym]

Syn: luteinizing hormone, interstitial cell-stimulating hormone. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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