thyrotropin-releasing hormone
noun Date: 1968 a tripeptide hormone synthesized in the hypothalamus that stimulates secretion of thyroid-stimulating hormone — called also thyrotropin-releasing factor

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  • thyrotropin-releasing hormone — n a tripeptide hormone synthesized in the hypothalamus that stimulates secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland abbr. TRH called also protirelin, thyrotropin releasing factor * * * (TRH) a tripeptide… …   Medical dictionary

  • thyrotropin-releasing hormone — [thī΄rə trō′pinri lēs′iŋ] n. a hormone produced by the hypothalamus that stimulates the production of thyrotropin: sometimes called thyrotropin releasing factor …   English World dictionary

  • Thyrotropin-releasing hormone — protein Name = thyrotropin releasing hormone caption = Structural formula of TRH width = 200 HGNCid = 12298 Symbol = TRH AltSymbols = EntrezGene = 7200 OMIM = 275120 RefSeq = NM 007117 UniProt = P20396 PDB = ECnumber = Chromosome = 3 Arm = q Band …   Wikipedia

  • thyrotropin-releasing hormone — noun hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary • Syn: ↑TRH, ↑thyrotropin releasing factor, ↑TRF, ↑protirelin • Hypernyms: ↑hormone, ↑endocrine, ↑i …   Useful english dictionary

  • thyrotropin-releasing hormone — /thuy reuh troh pin ri lee sing, thuy ro treuh /, Biochem. a small peptide hormone, produced by the hypothalamus, that controls the release of thyrotropin by the pituitary. Also called thyrotropin releasing factor. Abbr.: TRH [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • thyrotropin-releasing hormone — thyrotro′pin releas ing hor mone n. biochem. See TRH • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • thyrotropin-releasing hormone test — thyrotropin releasing hormone stimulation test (for thyroid function) pituitary release of thyrotropin is assessed by administration of a bolus of thyrotropin releasing hormone and measurement of serum concentrations of thyrotropin at intervals.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Thyrotropin-releasing hormone receptor — The thyrotropin releasing hormone receptor (TRHR) is a G protein coupled receptor which binds the tripeptide thyrotropin releasing hormone.cite journal | author = Yamada M, Monden T, Konaka S, Mori M | title = Assignment of human thyrotropin… …   Wikipedia

  • thyrotropin-releasing factor — noun hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary • Syn: ↑thyrotropin releasing hormone, ↑TRH, ↑TRF, ↑protirelin • Hypernyms: ↑hormone, ↑endocrine, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Releasing hormone — A releasing hormone or releasing factor is a hormone whose main purpose is to control the release of another hormone. The main releasing hormones secreted by the hypothalamus are:*Thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH), *Corticotropin releasing… …   Wikipedia

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