releasing hormone

releasing hormone

noun
1. a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland [syn: releasing factor
2. any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone 
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: releasing factor
Next Definition: releasing mechanism
Words Near: releasing hormone
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for releasing hormone
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing releasing hormone
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature