Leuprolide

Identification

Name
Leuprolide
Accession Number
DB00007 / EFY6W0M8TG
Groups
Eligard
Description

Leuprolide belongs to the overall magnificence of drugs referred to as hormones or hormone antagonists. it is a synthetic nine residue peptide analog of gonadotropin freeing hormone. Leuprolide is used to deal with superior prostate most cancers. it's also used to treat uterine fibroids and endometriosis. Leuprolide is also beneath investigation for feasible use in the remedy of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.

Pharmacology

Pharmacodynamics

Used in the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer. Leuprolide is a luteinizing hormone agonist that results in suppression of testicular or follicular steroidogenesis.

Indication

For treatment of prostate cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids and premature puberty

Action

Leuprolide binds to the gonadotropin releasing hormone receptor and acts as a potent inhibitor of gonadotropin secretion.