corticotropin-releasing factor

noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/corticotropin-releasing%20factor. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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