Definitions of RF
  1. noun
    a complex neural network in the central core of the brainstem; monitors the state of the body and functions in such processes as arousal and sleep and attention and muscle tone
    synonyms: reticular formation
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    type of:
    neural net, neural network
    any network of neurons or nuclei that function together to perform some function in the body
  2. noun
    a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland
    synonyms: releasing factor, releasing hormone
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    GHRF, growth hormone-releasing factor
    a releasing factor that accelerates the secretion of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary body
    type of:
    anything that contributes causally to a result
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