corticotropin-releasing factor


variants also corticotrophin-releasing factor
: a substance secreted by the median eminence of the hypothalamus that regulates the release of ACTH by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland
abbreviation CRF

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“Corticotropin-releasing factor.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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