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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Medicine definitions for releasing factor
[ rĭ-le′sĭng ]
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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