A 43-year-old member asked:
what hormones stimulate the release of gnrh?
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Endocrinology 14 years experience
Insulin: GnRH is stimulated by an increase in insulin (as can be seen in PCOS). An increase in prolactin causes a decrease in GnRH. GnRH is low in early childhood, then is activated in puberty, and has a pulsatile release for normal reproductive function. What exactly initiates puberty is not completely known with biological and environmental factors playing a role.
Last updated May 30, 2017
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