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|Noun||1.||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"
|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|
n. hormona estimulante.