releasing factor

releasing factor
1. a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland
Syn: ↑releasing hormone, ↑RF
Hypernyms: ↑factor
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
Hypernyms: ↑hormone, ↑endocrine, ↑internal secretion

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  • releasing factor — ● releasing factor nom masculin (mots anglais) Hormone de l hypothalamus de nature polypeptidique, dont l action s exerce sur la sécrétion d une stimuline du lobe antérieur de l hypophyse. (Abréviation : R.F. ; ) [Il existe autant de releasing… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • releasing factor — releasing factor. См. R фактор. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • releasing factor — re·leas·ing factor ri lēs iŋ n HYPOTHALAMIC RELEASING FACTOR …   Medical dictionary

  • Releasing Factor — Re|lea|sing Fac|tor, Re|lea|sing Fak|tor [rɪ li:zɪŋ faektə[r]; engl. release = freilassen, befreien, auslösen u. factor = Faktor], der; s, s bzw. s, en: svw. Releasing Hormone …   Universal-Lexikon

  • releasing factor — Biochem. a substance usually of hypothalamic origin that triggers the release of a particular hormone from an endocrine gland. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • releasing factor — releas′ing fac tor n. phl biochem. a substance usu. of hypothalamic origin that triggers the release of a hormone from an endocrine gland …   From formal English to slang

  • Corticotropin-releasing factor family — Identifiers Symbol CRF Pfam PF00473 InterPro …   Wikipedia

  • hypothalamic releasing factor — n 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • growth hormone-releasing factor — noun a releasing factor that accelerates the secretion of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary body • Syn: ↑GHRF • Hypernyms: ↑releasing factor, ↑releasing hormone, ↑RF …   Useful english dictionary

  • Corticotropin Releasing Factor — Corticotropin releasing Hormone CRH Dimer, nach (PDB  …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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