1. hypothalamic releasing factor 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 of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone
  2. hypothalamic releasing hormone 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 of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone
  3. growth hormone-releasing factor a releasing factor that accelerates the secretion of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary body
  4. thyrotropin-releasing factor hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary
  5. hypothesis a tentative insight that is not yet verified or tested
  6. releasing factor a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland
  7. spreading factor an enzyme (trade name Hyazyme) that splits hyaluronic acid and so lowers its viscosity and increases the permeability of connective tissue and the absorption of fluids
  8. determining factor a determining or causal element or factor
  9. antihemorrhagic factor a fat-soluble vitamin that helps in the clotting of blood
  10. hypothetical creature a creature that has not been observed but is hypothesized to exist
  11. antihaemophilic factor a coagulation factor (trade name Hemofil) whose absence is associated with hemophilia A
  12. highest common factor the largest integer that divides without remainder into a set of integers
  13. clotting factor any of the factors in the blood whose actions are essential for blood coagulation
  14. antihemophilic factor a coagulation factor (trade name Hemofil) whose absence is associated with hemophilia A
  15. intrinsic factor a substance produced by the mucosa of the stomach and intestines that is essential for the absorption of vitamin B12
  16. hypothalamically with respect to the hypothalamus
  17. transducing vector a vector for delivering genes into cells
  18. thyrotropin-releasing hormone hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary
  19. tumor necrosis factor a proinflammatory cytokine that is produced by white blood cells (monocytes and macrophages); has an antineoplastic effect but causes inflammation (as in rheumatoid arthritis)
  20. tumour necrosis factor a proinflammatory cytokine that is produced by white blood cells (monocytes and macrophages); has an antineoplastic effect but causes inflammation (as in rheumatoid arthritis)

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