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thyrotropin-releasing hormone

[thahy-ruh-troh-pin ri-lee-sing, thahy-ro-truh-] /ˌθaɪ rəˈtroʊ pɪn rɪˌli sɪŋ, θaɪˈrɒ trə-/
noun, Biochemistry.
a small peptide hormone, produced by the hypothalamus, that controls the release of thyrotropin by the pituitary.
Abbreviation: TRH.
Also called thyrotropin-releasing factor.
Origin of thyrotropin-releasing hormone
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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thyrotropin-releasing hormone in Medicine

thyrotropin-releasing hormone n.

Abbr. TRH A tripeptide hormone secreted by the hypothalamus that stimulates the release of thyrotropin. Also called thyroliberin.

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