follicle-stimulating hormone-releasing factor

follicle-stimulating hormone-releasing factor (FSH-RF)

Etymology: L, folliculus, small bag, stimulare, to incite; Gk, horaein, to set in motion
a hormone from the hypothalamus that stimulates the synthesis and release of FSH and luteinizing hormone from the anterior pituitary. See also <gonadorelin acetate.

fol·lib·er·in

(fol-ib'ĕr-in)
A decapeptide of hypothalamic origin capable of accelerating pituitary secretion of follitropin.
Synonym(s): follicle-stimulating hormone-releasing factor, follicle-stimulating hormone-releasing hormone.
[follicle-stimulating hormone + L. libero, to free, + -in]
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