a hormonelike factor, produced by the hypothalamus, that stimulates the increased release of corticotropin by the pituitary gland in response to stress.
- Corticotropin-releasing hormone
corticotropin-releasing hormone n. Abbr. CRH A hormone produced by the hypothalamus that stimulates the anterior pituitary gland to release adrenocorticotropic hormone. Also called corticoliberin.
cortin cor·tin (kôr’tn) n. An adrenal cortex extract that contains a mixture of hormones including cortisone.
[kawr-tahy-nuh, -tee-nuh] /kɔrˈtaɪ nə, -ˈti nə/ noun, plural cortinae [kawr-tahy-nee, -tee-nahy] /kɔrˈtaɪ ni, -ˈti naɪ/ (Show IPA). Mycology. 1. a weblike, often evanescent veil covering the gills or hanging from the cap edge of certain mushrooms, particularly those of genus Cortinarius, and sometimes persisting as a ring or remnant of fibrils around the mushroom stalk.
[kawr-tuh-sawl, -sohl] /ˈkɔr təˌsɔl, -ˌsoʊl/ noun 1. Biochemistry. one of several steroid hormones produced by the adrenal cortex and resembling in its action. 2. Pharmacology. . /ˈkɔːtɪˌsɒl/ noun 1. another name for hydrocortisone n. hydrocortisone, 1953, from cortisone + -ol. cortisol cor·ti·sol (kôr’tĭ-sôl’, -zôl’, -sōl’, -zōl’) n. See hydrocortisone. cortisol (kôr’tĭ-sôl’, -sōl’) The principal steroid […]