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  Definition of releasing factor
  1. 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. a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland
Similar Words: releasing hormone, RH, hypothalamic releasing hormone, hypothalamic releasing factor, RF

 

Hyponyms: growth hormone-releasing factor, GHRF

 

 
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