corticotropin-releasing factor

corticotropin-releasing factor
corticotropin-releasing factor also corticotrophin-releasing factor n a substance secreted by the median eminence of the hypothalamus that regulates the release of ACTH by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland abbr. CRF

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  • Corticotropin Releasing Factor — Corticotropin releasing Hormone CRH Dimer, nach (PDB  …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • corticotropin-releasing factor — noun or corticotropin releasing hormone also corticotrophin releasing factor : a substance secreted by the median eminence of the hypothalamus that regulates the release of ACTH by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland …   Useful english dictionary

  • corticotropin releasing factor — Biochem. a hormonelike factor, produced by the hypothalamus, that stimulates the increased release of corticotropin by the pituitary gland in response to stress. Abbr.: CRF * * * …   Universalium

  • corticotropin releasing factor — Biochem. a hormonelike factor, produced by the hypothalamus, that stimulates the increased release of corticotropin by the pituitary gland in response to stress. Abbr.: CRF …   Useful english dictionary

  • corticotropin releasing factor — corticotro′pin releas′ing fac tor n. biochem. a hormonelike substance of the hypothalamus that increases the production of ACTH in response to stress Abbr.: CRF …   From formal English to slang

  • Corticotropin-releasing factor family — Identifiers Symbol CRF Pfam PF00473 InterPro …   Wikipedia

  • human corticotropin-releasing factor — hCRF. A substance being studied in the treatment of brain cancer. It is made naturally by the hypothalamus (a part of the brain) and can also be made in the laboratory. Human corticotropin releasing factor may help reduce symptoms caused by edema …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Corticotropin-releasing hormone — PDB rendering based on 1go9 …   Wikipedia

  • Corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 1 — Rendering based on PDB 3EHS …   Wikipedia

  • Corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 2 — Identifiers Symbols CRHR2; CRF2; CRFR2 External IDs …   Wikipedia

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