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What does luteinizing hormone LH mean?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Turns yellow

Luteining hormone is a peptide (not a steroid) hormone in the pituitary gland of both females and males.
Its name (lh) comes from one of its actions in females, which is 'luteinization' of ovarian granulosa cells. Luteinization means literally to 'turn yellow.' luteinization is a necessary change in the ovary so that it can produce Progesterone after ovulation.

In brief: Turns yellow

Luteining hormone is a peptide (not a steroid) hormone in the pituitary gland of both females and males.
Its name (lh) comes from one of its actions in females, which is 'luteinization' of ovarian granulosa cells. Luteinization means literally to 'turn yellow.' luteinization is a necessary change in the ovary so that it can produce Progesterone after ovulation.
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