noun, Biochemistry.
a hormonelike factor, produced by the hypothalamus, that stimulates the increased release of corticotropin by the pituitary gland in response to stress.
Abbreviation: CRF.


Read Also:

  • 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

    cortin cor·tin (kôr’tn) n. An adrenal cortex extract that contains a mixture of hormones including cortisone.

  • Cortina

    [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.

  • Cortisol

    [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 […]

Disclaimer: Corticotropin-releasing-factor definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.