Corticotropin-releasing hormone

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Corticotropin-releasing hormone

(Science: endocrinology, physiology) a neuropeptide released by the hypothalamus that stimulates the release of corticotropin by the anterior pituitary gland.

chemical name: corticotropin-releasing Factor

Synonym: corticoliberin, corticotropin releasing Factor.

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