thyroid-stimulating hormone-releasing factor


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thy·ro·lib·er·in

(thī'rō-lib'ĕr-in),
A tripeptide hormone from the hypothalamus, which stimulates the anterior lobe of the hypophysis to release thyrotropin; l-pyroglutamyl-l-histidyl-l-prolinamide.
[thyrotropin + L. libero, to free, + -in]

thyroid-stimulating hormone-releasing factor

Abbreviation: TSH-RF
An obsolete term for
Thyrotropin-releasing hormone.
See also: factor
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