corticotropin releasing factor


noun Biochemistry.

a hormonelike factor, produced by the hypothalamus, that stimulates the increased release of corticotropin by the pituitary gland in response to stress. Abbreviation: CRF

Nearby words

  1. corticosterone,
  2. corticotroph,
  3. corticotrophic,
  4. corticotrophin,
  5. corticotropin,
  6. corticotropin-releasing hormone,
  7. cortin,
  8. cortina,
  9. cortisol,
  10. cortisone

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