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Noun1.protirelin - 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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At 1 year postpartum, patients underwent a protirelin (thyrotropin-releasing hormone [TRH]) stimulation test (500 [mu]g intravenously) with measurement of TSH at 0, 15, and 30 minutes after infusion.
Tachi et al[12] recalled 44 women 5 years after an episode of postpartum thyroiditis and found that 23% were hypothyroid; however, neither the presence of euthyroid goiter nor response to protirelin testing was reported.