growth hormone releasing factor

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growth hormone releasing factor (GHRF)

A hormone used as a drug to test the function of pituitary growth hormone. A brand name is sermorelin (Geref).
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The company also confirmed that it has requested a meeting with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States to discuss advancing ThGRF (TH9507), an analogue of growth hormone releasing factor, into late-stage development.
The name's initial letters also reference ghrelin's role as a growth hormone releasing factor.
Note: CRF - corticotropin releasing factor; TRH - thyrotropin releasing hormone; GHRF - growth hormone releasing factor, SOM-somatostatin; ACTH-adrenocorticotropin; GH - growth hormone; LH - leutinizing hormones; FSH - follicle-stimulating hormone; PRL - prolactin; NK - natural killer cell; IFN - interferon; IL - interleukin
Theratechnologies submitted an NDA to the FDA on 29 May 2009, for tesamorelin, an analogue of the growth hormone releasing factor proposed for the treatment of excess abdominal fat in HIV patients with lipodystrophy.
Blood samples were analysed for Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents (ESA), such as EPO, as well as for growth hormone (growth hormone releasing factors or human growth hormone).

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