Gonadotropins - PERLA Health


Gonadotropins are hormones that are produced by the pituitary gland and have an effect on the gonads (the reproductive organs, the ovaries in women). There are 2 types of gonadotropins: Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH), which are produced as a response to gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) from the hypothalamus.


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