growth hormone releasing factor

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growth′ hor`mone releas′ing fac`tor

a substance produced in the hypothalamus that regulates the release of growth hormone.
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GH discharge is regulated by the contrasting activities of somatostatin and growth hormone releasing factor. Growth hormone substitution remedies have become popular to overcome ageing process (24).
The secretion of human growth hormone stimulated by human growth hormone releasing factor following severe craniocerebral trauma.
Studies have shown that T-cells (a type of immune cell that matures in the thymus gland) promote cellular restoration by secreting growth hormone and growth hormone releasing factor. (5-7) Growth hormone stimulates the growth, reproduction, and regeneration of cells.
Design and biological activity of analogs of growth hormone releasing factor with potential amphiphilic helical carboxyl termini.
Theratechnologies submitted an NDA to the FDA on 29 May 2009, for tesamorelin, an analogue of the growth hormone releasing factor, proposed for the treatment of excess abdominal fat in HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy.

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