Definition of Releasing hormone

1. Noun. A substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland.

Exact synonyms: Releasing Factor, Rf
Generic synonyms: Factor
Specialized synonyms: Ghrf, Growth Hormone-releasing Factor



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

Definition of Releasing hormone

1. Noun. (context: endocrinology) Any of many hormones secreted by the hypothalamus that are involved primarily in regulating the release of another hormone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Releasing hormone

1. Hormones produced by the hypothalamus whichstimulate the release of other hormones in the pituitary gland. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Releasing hormone

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"... Analysis of the Participation of Oxytocin and Vasopressin in the Gonadotropin releasing hormone-Induced Release of LH1 2 (40367) MH CAFFREY, TM NETT, ..."

2. Anabolic Steroid Abuse by Geraline C. Lin (1996)
"Mendelson, JH; Mello, NK; Teoh, SK; and Ellingboe, J. Alcohol effects on luteinizing hormone releasing hormone stimulated anterior pituitary and gonadal ..."

3. Stress, Gender, and Alcohol-Seeking Behavior edited by Walter A. Hunt, Sam Zakhari (1996)
"Immunoreactive corticotropin- releasing hormone in human plasma during pregnancy ... Sternberg, EM; Glowa, J.; and Smith, MA Corticotropin releasing hormone ..."

4. The Sexual Predatorby Anita M. Schlank, Fred Cohen by Anita M. Schlank, Fred Cohen (2006)
"Treatment of paraphilia with luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone agonist. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 27(1), 45-55. Briken, P. (2002). ..."

5. Status of the Department of Veterans Affairs to Identify Gulf War Syndrome edited by Christopher Shays (1998)
"Effect of combined administration of growth hormone-releasing hormone, GH-releasing peptide-6, and pyridostigmine in normal and obese subjects. 50. ..."

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