Gonadotropin - Definition

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Secreted by the anterior pituitary gland, an endocrinal gland located at the base of the brain, gonadotropin is a glycoprotein hormone that has an effect on the gonads. It is therefore involved in regulating the body's reproductive function, notably controlling gametogenesis, or gamete production. These hormones are identical in both men and women, and come in two different forms: luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). Gonadotropin is used in medicine to stimulate ovulation or spermatozoa production.