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RELEASING FACTOR





Definition:

  1. [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 hormone, RF

  2. [noun] 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
    Synonyms: releasing hormone, RH, hypothalamic releasing hormone, hypothalamic

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