thyrotropin-releasing hormone

[thahy-ruh-troh-pin ri-lee-sing, thahy-ro-truh-]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. a small peptide hormone, produced by the hypothalamus, that controls the release of thyrotropin by the pituitary. Abbreviation: TRH

Origin of thyrotropin-releasing hormone

First recorded in 1965–70
Also called thy·ro·tro·pin-re·leas·ing fac·tor.
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thyrotropin-releasing hormone in Medicine

thyrotropin-releasing hormone

n.
  1. A tripeptide hormone secreted by the hypothalamus that stimulates the release of thyrotropin.thyroliberin
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