growth hormone-releasing factor

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Noun1.growth hormone-releasing factor - a releasing factor that accelerates the secretion of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary body
releasing factor, releasing hormone, RF - 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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Immunohistochemical detection of growth hormone-releasing factor in brain.
Effects of tesamorelin, a growth hormone-releasing factor, in HIV-infected patients with abdominal fat accumulation: a randomized placebo-controlled trial with a safety extension.
Theratechnologies (TSX: TH), Montreal, has announced preliminary results for a Phase II study testing ThGRF, its growth hormone-releasing factor analogue, in patients suffering from chronic wasting, or muscle depletion, secondary to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Theratechnologies (TSX:TH) announces today that it has completed the enrolment stage of its Phase II study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ThGRF, a growth hormone-releasing factor analogue, on functional recovery in aged patients suffering from wasting secondary to hip fracture surgery.

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