Leuprolide

Definition of leuprolide acetate

leuprolide acetate

(LOO-proh-lide A-seh-tayt)
A drug used to treat advanced prostate cancer. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Leuprolide acetate keeps the testicles from making testosterone by blocking other hormones that are needed to make it. This may stop the growth of cancer cells that need testosterone to grow. Leuprolide acetate is a type of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist. Also called Eligard and Lupron Depot.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms