thyrotropin-releasing hormone

noun

Definition of thyrotropin-releasing hormone

: a tripeptide hormone synthesized in the hypothalamus that stimulates secretion of thyroid-stimulating hormone

called also thyrotropin-releasing factor

First Known Use of thyrotropin-releasing hormone

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Thyrotropin-releasing hormone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thyrotropin-releasing%20hormone. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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thyrotropin-releasing hormone

noun

Medical Definition of thyrotropin-releasing hormone

: a tripeptide hormone synthesized in the hypothalamus that stimulates secretion of thyroid-stimulating hormone by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland abbreviation TRH

called also protirelin, thyrotropin-releasing factor

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