releasing factor


noun Biochemistry.

a substance usually of hypothalamic origin that triggers the release of a particular hormone from an endocrine gland.

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Origin of releasing factor

First recorded in 1950–55
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Medical definitions for releasing factor

releasing factor
[ rĭ-lesĭng ]

n.

A substance of hypothalamic origin capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior lobe of pituitary gland.releasing hormone
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