Lupron

(LOO-pron)

A drug used to treat advanced prostate cancer. It is also used to treat early puberty in children and certain gynecologic conditions. It is being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Lupron blocks the testicles from making testosterone (a male hormone) and the ovaries from making estrogen and progesterone (female hormones). It may stop the growth of prostate cancer cells that need testosterone to grow. Lupron is a type of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist. Also called Eligard, leuprolide acetate, and Viadur.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "Lupron"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "Lupron"

Medicamento que se usa para tratar el cáncer de próstata avanzado. Lupron impide que los testículos produzcan testosterona (una hormona masculina) y que los ovarios produzcan estrógeno y progesterona (hormonas femeninas). Puede detener el crecimiento de las células de cáncer de próstata que necesitan testosterona para crecer. Lupron es un tipo de agonista de la hormona liberadora de gonadotropina (HLGn).. También se llama acetato de leuprolida, Eligard, y Viadur.

Leuprolide Acetate