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Meaning of RELEASING HORMONE

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each releasing hormone causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone
  2. [n]  a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland
 
 Synonyms: hypothalamic releasing factor, hypothalamic releasing hormone, releasing factor, releasing factor, RF, RH
 
 See Also: factor, GHRF, growth hormone-releasing factor, hormone, internal secretion

 

 

 

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