corticotropin-releasing factor


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cor·ti·co·tro·pin-re·leas·ing hor·mone (CRH),

a factor secreted by the hypothalamus that stimulates the pituitary to release adrenocorticotropic hormone.
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cor·ti·co·tro·pin-re·leas·ing hor·mone

(CRH) (kōr'ti-kō-trō'pin-rĕ-lēs'ing hōr'mōn)
A factor secreted by the hypothalamus that stimulates the pituitary to release adrenocorticotropic hormone.
Synonym(s): corticoliberin, corticotropin-releasing factor.
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cor·ti·co·tro·pin-re·leas·ing hor·mone

(CRH) (kōr'ti-kō-trō'pin-rĕ-lēs'ing hōr'mōn)
Factor secreted by hypothalamus that stimulates pituitary to release adrenocorticotropic hormone.
Synonym(s): corticotropin-releasing factor.
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Elevated CSF corticotropin-releasing factor concentrations in posttraumatic stress disorder.
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(2002) The Role of Corticotropin-Releasing Factor Receptors in Stress and Anxiety.
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A key role for corticotropin-releasing factor in alcohol dependence.
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