releasing_factor has definitions from the fields of biology,anatomy,biochemistry
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[ noun ] a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland

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factor ghrf

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[ noun ] (biology,anatomy,biochemistry) 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

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hormone

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