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thyrotropin-releasing hormone

Syllabification: thy·ro·tro·pin-re·leas·ing hor·mone
(also thyrotropin-releasing factor)

Definition of thyrotropin-releasing hormone in English:

noun

Biochemistry
A hormone secreted by the hypothalamus that stimulates release of thyrotropin.
Example sentences
  • Secretion of TSH (also called thyrotropin), the final member of the glycoprotein hormone family, is stimulated by thyrotropin-releasing hormone, TRH from the hypothalamus.
  • In patients with primary hypothyroidism, there is increased production of thyrotropin-releasing hormone, which may stimulate prolactin release.
  • Suckling, stress, dehydration, exercise, sexual intercourse and sleep increase the basal secretion rate from the pituitary gland, as do estrogen, thyrotropin-releasing hormone and possibly serotonin.

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