thyrotropin-releasing hormone

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thy·ro·tro·pin-re·leas·ing hormone

 (thī′rə-trō′pĭn-rĭ-lē′sĭng, thī-rŏt′rə-)
A hormone secreted by the hypothalamus that stimulates release of thyroid-stimulating hormone (thyrotropin).


thyrotropin-releasing hormone: a hormone of the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyrotropin by the pituitary gland.
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Noun1.thyrotropin-releasing hormone - hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
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Thyrotropin-releasing hormone is a hypothalamic tripeptide that plays a role in stress response in animals (Arunabha Ray, 2006).
Due to the clinical, laboratory and radiological findings, we performed "TSH response to thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) stimulation test" and also evaluated the serum concentrations of alpha subunits of glucoprotein hormones for the differential diagnosis of TSHoma and RTH.
Cells in the hypothalamus respond to low levels of thyroxine in the blood by secreting thyrotropin-releasing hormone, (TRH) into special portals (modified blood vessels) in the pituitary stalk connecting to the pituitary gland.
sleep deprivation, thyrotropin-releasing hormone, antidepressant, dexamethasone, or [electroconvulsive therapy]) that results in such a dramatic, rapid, and prolonged response with a single administration," the researchers noted.
TSH level did not increase after a thyrotropin-releasing hormone stimulation test.
Large molecular size prolactin with reduced receptor activity in human serum: high proportion in basal state and reduction after thyrotropin-releasing hormone.

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