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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2] Nonstandard abbreviations: TSH, thyroid stimulating hormone; LH, leutinizing hormone; FSH, follicle-stimulating hormone; DHEA, dehydroepiandrosterone; PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome; 17-OHP, 17-hydroxyprogesterone; CAH, congenital adrenal hyperplasia; ACTH, adrenocorticotropic hormone; CRH, corticotropin-releasing hormone.
Induction of corticotropin-releasing hormone gene expression by glucocorticoids: Implication for understanding the states of fear and anxiety and allostatic load.
In stressed mice, corticotropin-releasing hormone, nerve growth factor, neurotensin, substance P and mast cells are recruited hierarchically to induce neurogenic skin inflammation, which inhibits hair growth.
The investigators noted both that stress-related hormones, including substance P and corticotropin-releasing hormone, stimulate sebum production, and that, as a general principle, stress slows wound healing (Arch.
Comparison of the dexamethasone-suppressed corticotropin-releasing hormone test and low-dose dexamethasone suppression test in the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome.
The high-dose dexamethasone suppression test can be combined with the corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulation test for the diagnosis of EAS with a sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 98% (6, 7).
Corticosterone can facilitate as well as inhibit corticotropin-releasing hormone gene expression in the rat hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus.
The neurosteroid tetrahydroprogesterone counteracts corticotropin-releasing hormone-induced anxiety and alters the release and gene expression of corticotropin-releasing hormone in the rat hypothalamus.
In addition, blood samples from each participant were analyzed to assess levels of placental corticotropin-releasing hormone (pCRH), a stress hormone released from the placenta.
A possible link between placental corticotropin-releasing hormone (pCRH) and PPD incidence has been hypothesised, but empirical evidence lacking.
neurons) responsible for secreting corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and the hormone arginine vasopressin (AVP) (see the figure).
After stimulation with corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), the origin was narrowed to the left side (Table 1).

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