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Releasing factor   /rilˈisɪŋ fˈæktər/   Listen
Releasing factor

noun
1.
A substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland.  Synonyms: releasing hormone, RF.
2.
Any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone.  Synonyms: hypothalamic releasing factor, hypothalamic releasing hormone, releasing hormone, RH.



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