hypothalamic releasing factor

noun

Medical Definition of hypothalamic releasing factor

: any hormone that is secreted by the hypothalamus and stimulates the pituitary gland directly to secrete a hormone

called also hypothalamic releasing hormone, releasing factor

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hypothalamico-hypophyseal

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hypothalamo-hypophyseal

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“Hypothalamic releasing factor.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypothalamic%20releasing%20factor. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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