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Rf

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 factor, releasing hormone.
2.
A radioactive transuranic element which has been synthesized.  Synonyms: atomic number 104, element 104, rutherfordium, unnilquadium, Unq.
3.
A complex neural network in the central core of the brainstem; monitors the state of the body and functions in such processes as arousal and sleep and attention and muscle tone.  Synonym: reticular formation.






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Words linked to "Rf" :   brainstem, element, brain stem, factor, neural net, RAS, reticular formation, reticular activating system, neural network, brain-stem, growth hormone-releasing factor, chemical element



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