Synonyms and Antonyms for releasing_factor

1. releasing factor (n.)

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

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2. releasing factor (n.)

a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland

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3. thyrotropin-releasing factor (n.)

hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary

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4. growth hormone-releasing factor (n.)

a releasing factor that accelerates the secretion of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary body

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