somatotropin-releasing factor

so·ma·to·tro·pin-re·leas·ing fac·tor (SRF),

former name for growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH).Synonym(s): somatoliberin
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A decapeptide released by the hypothalamus, which induces the release of human growth hormone (somatotropin).
Compare: bioregulator
Synonym(s): growth hormone-releasing factor, growth hormone-releasing hormone, somatotropin-releasing factor, somatotropin-releasing hormone.
[somato- + L. libero, to free, + -in]
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