corticotropin-releasing hormone

n.

A hormone produced by the hypothalamus that stimulates the anterior pituitary gland to release adrenocorticotropic hormone.corticoliberin corticotropin-releasing factor

Nearby words

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


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