corticotropin-releasing hormone

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cor·ti·co·tro·pin-re·leas·ing hormone

n. Abbr. CRH
A hormone produced by the hypothalamus that stimulates the anterior pituitary gland to release adrenocorticotropic hormone.
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It inhibits a2 receptors and induces excretion of epinephrine, norepinephrine, and their metabolites; it also increases in hydrocortisone and corticotrophin-releasing factor.
Giesbrecht CJ, Maccay JP Silveria HB, Urban JH, Colmers WF Countervailing modulation of Ih by neuropeptide Y and corticotrophin-releasing factor in basolateral amygdala as a possible mechanism for their effects on stress-related behaviors.
Exposure of the non-treated rats to NMS, RS or NMS/RS resulted in an increase in plasma level of the stress hormones corticotrophin-releasing factor and corticosterone, statistically significant in the RS and NMS/RS rats.
The separated plasma was subsequently stored at -20[degrees]C for determination of corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) levels using rat specific ELISA kit obtained from Hoelzel Diagnostics GmbH (Cologne, Germany) and corticosterone levels using rat specific ELISA kit obtained from Assaypro (St.
Humans respond to stress via the HPA axis, activation of corticotrophin-releasing factor outside the hypothalamus and activation of sympathetic nervous system via adrenaline or noradrenaline.
Now new research suggests that increases in the stress hormone corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) generated during exercise may be behind the ability of physical activity to slow or halt AD progression.
The role of corticotrophin-releasing factor in stress-induced relapse to alcohol-seeking behavior in rats.
Corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) acts through CRF-2 receptors of medulla to inhibit such stress related delay in GET (14).
These include a familial association, phase advance of REM sleep, diurnal variation, effects on thyroid-stimulating hormone and thyrotropin-releasing hormone, elevated levels of plasma corticotrophin-releasing factor, sleep deprivation response, response to antidepressants, and treatment-emergent hypomania.
In rats, oxytocin and corticotrophin-releasing factor neurons co-localized in the paraventricular nucleus and bed nucleus of the stria terminalis strongly suggest that they provide a crucial feedback loop between these 2 systems that could significantly impact affective and social behaviors, particularly during times of stress.