Definition of Growth hormone-releasing factor

1. Noun. A releasing factor that accelerates the secretion of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary body.

Exact synonyms: Ghrf
Generic synonyms: Releasing Factor, Releasing Hormone, Rf



Medical Definition of Growth hormone-releasing factor

1. Peptide hormone related to the glucagon family, released from the pituitary, acts on the adenohypophysis to release growth hormone. Synonym: somatoliberin, growth hormone-releasing factor. (20 Sep 2002)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Growth Hormone-releasing Factor

growth
growth-onset diabetes
growth and embryonic development
growth arrest lines
growth cone
growth cone collapse
growth control
growth curve
growth factor
growth factors
growth hormone
growth hormone-producing adenoma
growth hormone-regulating hormone
growth hormone-releasing factor (current term)
growth hormone-releasing hormone
growth hormone inhibiting hormone
growth hormone stimulation test
growth hormone suppression test
growth industry
growth inhibitors
growth media
growth medium
growth phase
growth plate
growth quotient
growth rate
growth rate of population

Literary usage of Growth hormone-releasing factor

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1. BST edited by Jean A. Larson (1995)
"Compared with controls (31.6 kg/d), bST and growth hormone-releasing factor increased milk yield to 34.2 and 37.0 kg/d, respectively. ..."

2. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"Ehlers, CL; Reed, TK; and Henriksen, SJ Effects of corticotropin-releasing factor and growth hormone-releasing factor on sleep and activity in rats. ..."

3. Transgenic Animals: Bibliography January 1991-February 1994 by Raymond Dobert (1996)
"growth hormone-releasing factor expression induced elevated plasma levels of endogenous GH production. In addition, elevated levels of circulating ..."

4. Harmful Non-Indigenous Species in the United States (1994)
"Ehlers, CL; Reed, TK; and Henriksen, SJ Effects of corticotropin releasing factor and growth hormone-releasing factor on sleep and activity in rats. ..."

5. Alcohols Effect on Organ Function edited by Dianne M. Welsh (1997)
"The arcuate and ventromedial nuclei of the hypothalamus produce large amounts of growth hormone releasing factor (GRF), which is secreted into the ..."

6. Action Plan for Women's Health Public Health Service by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... growth hormone plus estrogen, insulin-like growth factor, and such regimens as growth hormone-releasing factor or dietary arginine/lysine for the ..."

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