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Synonyms of releasing factor

Noun


1. releasing factor, releasing hormone, RF, factor

usage: a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland

2. releasing hormone, RH, releasing factor, hypothalamic releasing hormone, hypothalamic releasing factor, hormone, endocrine, internal secretion

usage: 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

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