releasing hormone

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Noun1.releasing hormone - a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland
factor - anything that contributes causally to a result; "a number of factors determined the outcome"
GHRF, growth hormone-releasing factor - a releasing factor that accelerates the secretion of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary body
2.releasing hormone - any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone
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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re·leas·ing hor·mone

n. hormona estimulante.
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The analyst notes that Myovant's lead product relugolix is poised to become the second gonadotropin releasing hormone antagonist for treating endometriosis and uterine fibroids, and maintains her positive outlook on the GnRH antagonists market, which she believes could grow to over $4.5B in sales in 2025 and support multiple products.
The hypothalamic release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Gonadotropin releasing hormone, GnRH) plays an important role in the control of mammalian reproductive physiology and sexual gland development (Kumar et al.
Bone mineral density and body composition before and during treatment with gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist in children with central precocious and early puberty.
Effect of combined treatment with gonadotropin releasing hormone analogue and growth hormone in patients with central precocious puberty who had subnormal growth velocity and impaired height prognosis.
A team of researchers led by Mikito Takefuji from Nagoya University School of Medicine discovered that a signalling protein called corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 2 (Crhr2) is expressed on the surface of heart muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes, and that Crhr2 levels increase in mice suffering from heart failure.
Group IV in addition to chemotherapy and ghrelin received growth hormone releasing hormone antagonist (GHRH antagonist).
The onset of male puberty takes place when the hypothalamus begins to secrete gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH), which causes the pituitary to release luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) that stimulate the growth of the testes.
For preventing cycle cancellation, several strategies have been suggested such as decreasing the dosage and timing of gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a) (2) or the use of GnRH-a flare up regimens (3).
In the pathogenesis of Van Wyk-Grumbach syndrome, it was proposed primarily that low thyroid hormone levels caused to an increase in thyrotropin releasing hormone by disrupting negative feedback.
The therapeutic equivalence between bilateral orchidectomy and luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) analogs has been accepted for over 2 decades.[sup.1] Despite the accepted similarity in efficacy, the administration of LHRH analogs is, by and large, the preferred choice for the treatment of carcinoma of the prostate.
Perception of stress elicits adrenal release of adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol, which feed back negatively to the pituitary and hypothalamus, reducing and normalizing the stress response mediated by the hypothalamic corticotrophin releasing hormone (CHR) and pituitary adrenocorticotropic hormone.