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Do gnrh agonists have side effects?

Do gnrh agonists have side effects?

Absolutely: These drugs can cause a temporary medical menopausal state with all of the associated symptoms, ie, hotflashes, vaginal dryness, sleep disturbances, mood swings, etc. ...Read more

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Agonist (Definition)

An agonist is a chemical that binds to a receptor on a cell and triggers a response by that cell. An agonist usually mimics the action of the naturally occuring substance. An antagonist does just the opposite, blocking the ...Read more


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Pain from having hormone injections(gnrh agonist)?

Pain from having hormone injections(gnrh agonist)?

Unlikely: Generally no, not pain unless you mean pain at the injection site. ...Read more

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Is it true that gnrh agonists are good treatments for endometriosis?

Is it true that gnrh agonists are good treatments for endometriosis?

Temporary Relief?: First, one needs to be sure of the diagnosis. It is a surgical diagnosis. Second, these medications create a temporary menopause with numerous side effects including bone loss. Add back hormones may help. That stated, these medications allow for the shrinking of the lesions but they are not removed. Within three months of stopping the medication, the lesions are back with symptoms to follow. ...Read more

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What is the safest 5ht4 agonist on the market?

What is the safest 5ht4 agonist on the market?

None: mosapride, metoclopramide, renzapride, and zacopride all have side effects. Metoclopramide is the only one clinically available in the US ...Read more

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What is gnrh hormone?

What is gnrh hormone?

Complicated: Gnrh stands for gonadotropin releasing hornone. It's a neurohormone produced in the hypothalamus (part of the brain). Its release controls the production/release of 2 pituitary hormones called luteinizing hormone (lh) and follicle stimulating hormone (fsh) which in turn regulate and affect your ovary/menstrual periods or in men sperm and testosterone production. ...Read more

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What is a nicotine agonist?

What is a nicotine agonist?

Let me explain: A nicotinic agonist is a drug that mimics the action of acetylcholine at nicotinic acetylcholine receptors . Also choline epibatidine lobeline varenicline are all nicotine agonist. ...Read more

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Why we don't use b2 agonist for angina pectoris?

Why we don't use b2 agonist for angina pectoris?

Antagonist: A beta agonist will stimulate beta receptors on the heart, which will cause the heart to beat more forcefully and more rapidly, both will increase oxygen demand, and may increase angina. A beta blocker (antagonist) will have the opposite effect. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hormones: gnrh surge--> lh?

Normal: I am not sure what you are asking, but GNRH is a hormone produced by the hypothalamus. It is made in a pulsatile manner normally. This acts on the pituitary gland to cause the release of LH, also in a pulsatile manner. Taking large amounts of GNRH analogs (such as Lupron) initially causes release of LH, but then suppresses further release (thereby turning off testosterone or estrogen production) ...Read more

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Help me with understanding agonist and antagonist drug actions?

Help me with understanding agonist and antagonist drug actions?

Stimulating vs block: Agonists are stimulators of receptors and antagonists are blockers of receptors. ...Read more

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Gnrh (Definition)

Gnrh= gonadotropin releasing hormone is a hormone made in the hypothalamus of the brain involved with release of ...Read more