growth hormone-releasing factor

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Related to Growth hormone releasing hormone: somatostatin, Gonadotropin releasing hormone
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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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We report a previously undescribed genetic defect, the c.97C>T variant of the growth hormone releasing hormone receptor gene, which results in severe growth retardation, approaching growth arrest, in the homozygous state.
Growth hormone releasing hormone receptor (GHRH-R) is a G-protein coupled receptor that was reported recently to enhance breast cancer cells proliferation.
Ghrelin hormone increases the release of the growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) while reducing somatostatin release (Kaiya et al., 2007).
Group IV in addition to chemotherapy and ghrelin received growth hormone releasing hormone antagonist (GHRH antagonist).
It is associated with a possible resistance toward several hormones such as Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), Luteinizing hormone (LH), Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), Growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) that mediate their action through the G-protein-coupled receptors (3).
(2003; 2006) also used plasmidbased technology to deliver growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) a releasing hormone for growth hormone to various animal species for screening toxicology and therapy.

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