releasing hormone

Definitions of releasing hormone
1

n a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland

Synonyms:
RF, releasing factor
Types:
GHRF, growth hormone-releasing factor
a releasing factor that accelerates the secretion of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary body
Type of:
factor
anything that contributes causally to a result

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 of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone

Synonyms:
RH, hypothalamic releasing factor, hypothalamic releasing hormone, releasing factor
Type of:
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion
the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect

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