A 70-year-old man visits his physician for a routine physical examination. He has prostatic cancer and takes leuprolide for treatment.
What is the mechanism of action of this drug?
A- It is a competitive inhibitor of testosterone
B- It is 5 alpha-reductase inhibitor
C- It is synthetic analog of GnRH
D- It is an alpha-adrenergic blocker
Leuprolide is a synthetic analog of GnRH. It is indicated for the treatment of prostate cancer, breast cancer and endometriosis.
The correct answer is C