relaxin
noun Date: 1930 a sex hormone of the corpus luteum that facilitates birth by causing relaxation of the pelvic ligaments

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  • relaxin — relaxin. См. релаксин. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Relaxin — Relaxin, gegen Ende der Schwangerschaft von Uterus und Placenta gebildetes ⇒ Sexualhormon, das vor der Geburt die Symphyse des mütterlichen Beckens erweitert …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • relaxin — ☆ relaxin [ri lak′sin ] n. [ RELAX + IN1] a polypeptide hormone associated with pregnancy, used experimentally to relax the pelvic ligaments, as in childbirth …   English World dictionary

  • Relaxin — For the Miles Davis album, see Relaxin with the Miles Davis Quintet . protein Name = Relaxin 1 caption = width = HGNCid = 10026 Symbol = RLN1 AltSymbols = EntrezGene = 6013 OMIM = 179730 RefSeq = UniProt = PDB = ECnumber = Chromosome = 9 Arm = q… …   Wikipedia

  • Relaxin — Relaxine sind Peptidhormone in Wirbeltieren, die erstmals 1926 von Frederick Lee Hisaw beschrieben wurden. Im Menschen sind drei Relaxine bekannt, ebenso wie vier Relaxin Rezeptoren, wobei sowohl Relaxin 1 und 2 an die Relaxin Rezeptoren 1 und 2… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Relaxin — A hormone produced during pregnancy that facilitates the birth process by causing a softening and lengthening of the cervix and the pubic symphysis (the place where the pubic bones come together). Relaxin also inhibits contractions of the uterus… …   Medical dictionary

  • relaxin — Polypeptide hormone produced by corpus luteum and found in the blood of pregnant animals. Acts, as its name suggests, to cause muscle relaxation during parturition. Human relaxin has an A chain of 24 amino acids and a B chain of 29. Has… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Relaxin — Re|la|xin [lat. relaxare = erweitern, lockern, nachlassen, erholen; ↑ in (3)], das; s, e; Abk.: RLX: den weiblichen Sexualhormonen zugerechnetes, aus zwei Peptidketten mit 24 bzw. 32 Aminosäureresten bestehendes Peptid Hormon (MG 6333), das für… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • relaxin — /ri lak sin/, n. Biochem., Pharm. a polypeptide hormone produced by the corpus luteum during pregnancy that causes the pelvic ligaments and cervix to relax during pregnancy and delivery. [1925 30; RELAX + IN2] * * * ▪ hormone       a hormone… …   Universalium

  • relaxin — noun A peptide hormone of the insulin superfamily …   Wiktionary

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