Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

releasing factor

See more synonyms for releasing factor on Thesaurus.com
noun Biochemistry.
  1. a substance usually of hypothalamic origin that triggers the release of a particular hormone from an endocrine gland.
Show More

Origin of releasing factor

First recorded in 1950–55
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

releasing factor in Medicine

releasing factor

(rĭ-lesĭng)
n.
  1. A substance of hypothalamic origin capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior lobe of pituitary gland.releasing hormone
Show More
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.