growth hormone releasing factor


growth hormone releasing factor
Peptide hormone related to the glucagon family, released from the pituitary, acts on the adenohypophysis to release growth hormone.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • growth hormone releasing factor — Biochem. a substance produced in the hypothalamus that regulates the release of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland. Abbr.: GRF * * * growth hormone releasing factor, a protein normally found in very small amounts in the hypothalamus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • growth hormone releasing factor — growth′ hor mone releas′ing fac tor n. biochem. a substance produced in the hypothalamus that regulates the release of growth hormone …   From formal English to slang

  • growth hormone-releasing factor — noun a releasing factor that accelerates the secretion of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary body • Syn: ↑GHRF • Hypernyms: ↑releasing factor, ↑releasing hormone, ↑RF …   Useful english dictionary

  • growth hormone releasing factor — Biochem. a substance produced in the hypothalamus that regulates the release of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary gland. Abbr.: GRF * * * …   Universalium

  • growth hormone-releasing hormone — n a neuropeptide released by the hypothalamus that stimulates the release of growth hormone abbr. GHRH called also growth hormone releasing factor …   Medical dictionary

  • Growth hormone releasing hormone — Protein Name=PAGENAME caption= Symbol=GHRH AltSymbols=GRF, GHRF HGNCid=4265 Chromosome=20 Arm=p Band= LocusSupplementaryData=12 or q11.2 q12 ECnumber= OMIM=139190 EntrezGene=2691 RefSeq=NM 021081 UniProt=P01286 PDB=Growth hormone releasing… …   Wikipedia

  • Growth hormone releasing hexapeptide — Chembox new ImageFile=GHRP 6.png ImageSize=200px IUPACName=L histidyl D tryptophyl L alanyl L tryptophyl D phenylalanyl L Lysinamide OtherNames=GHRP 6 Section1= Chembox Identifiers CASNo=87616 84 0 PubChem=5486806 |SMILES=C [C@@H] (C(=O)N [C@@H]… …   Wikipedia

  • releasing factor — noun 1. a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland • Syn: ↑releasing hormone, ↑RF • Hypernyms: ↑factor • Hyponyms: ↑growth hormone releasing factor, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Growth hormone — HGH redirects here. For other uses, see HGH (disambiguation). Growth hormone 1 Growth hormone Identifiers Symbol GH1 …   Wikipedia

  • Growth hormone — A hormone made in the pituitary gland that stimulates the release of another hormone called somatomedin by the liver, thereby causing growth. Growth hormone is synonymous with somatotropin and somatropin. More specifically (and technically),… …   Medical dictionary


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