thyrotropin releasing factor

thyrotropin-releasing hormone

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


Origin:
1965–70

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thyrotropin-releasing hormone n.

Abbr. TRH A tripeptide hormone secreted by the hypothalamus that stimulates the release of thyrotropin. Also called thyroliberin.

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