Therapeutic use of gonadoliberin (follicle stimulating hormone/luteinizing hormone releasing hormone) in women

A. Zarate, E. S. Canales, J. Soria, G. Forsbach, A. J. Kastin, A. V. Schally

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Certain conclusions may be drawn from the present review. Synthetic FSH/LH RH may induce ovulation; therefore, a therapeutic effect has been established in some cases of anovulatory infertility, but it is still difficult to assess the correct dose of FSH/LH RH because of individual variations in response. Gonadoliberin may also be used to induce ovulation after follicular maturation has been evoked by other agents. FSH/LH RH can be utilized for supplementing the LH surge after clomiphene therapy in cases of clomiphene failure. When associated with HMG, the synthetic decapeptide may be helpful in avoiding the ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. The 'triggering' of ovulation by a continuous infusion of FSH/LH RH might be a convenient means of controlling the timing of ovulation. It is expected that FSH/LH RH blocking analogs may be used to inhibit both LH and FSH release induced by endogenous gonadoliberin in women seeking contraception.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1233-1239
Number of pages7
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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