A decapeptide released by the hypothalamus, which induces the release of human growth hormone (somatotropin). Compare: growth hormone-releasing hormone, luteinizing hormone/follicle-stimulating hormone-releasing hormone.
Synonym(s): growth hormone-releasing factor, growth hormone-releasing hormone, somatocrinin, somatotropin-releasing factor, somatotropin-releasing hormone
[somatotropin + L. libero, to free, + -in]
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Hypothalamic growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH).
[somato- + G. krinō, to secrete, + -in]
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Growth hormone-releasing hormone.
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