corticotropin-releasing factor

noun
variants: also corticotrophin-releasing factor

Medical Definition of corticotropin-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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/corticotropin-releasing%20factor. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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