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

re·leas·ing hor·mone

n. hormona estimulante.
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Group IV in addition to chemotherapy and ghrelin received growth hormone releasing hormone antagonist (GHRH antagonist).
Male puberty, Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, Gonadotropin releasing hormone receptor mutation, Delayed puberty, Luteinizing hormone, Follicle stimulating hormone, Testosterone
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.
Each releasing hormone controls the production and release of one or more pituitary hormones, and each pituitary hormone affects the function of one or more target glands or organs (Figure 1).
The therapeutic equivalence between bilateral orchidectomy and luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) analogs has been accepted for over 2 decades.
FDA has announced new safety measures on increased risk of diabetes and certain cardiovascular diseases like myocardial infarction, suddden cardiac death and stroke which are being added to drug labels for Gonadotropin releasing Hormone Agonists.
This formula proves to be an analog of growth hormone releasing hormone, or GHRH.
Gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) is the central regulator of the reproductive hormonal cascade.
It belongs to a class of agents called gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor inhibitors, These agents slow the growth and progression of prostate cancer by suppressing testosterone, which plays an important role in the continued growth of prostate cancer.
Degarelix, a gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor antagonist, helps suppress the testosterone secretion so that it can inhibit the growth of prostate cancer.