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noun 1. a person or thing that releases. 2. Ethology. a key stimulus, as a sound, odor, moving shape, or patch of color, that elicits a predictable behavioral response in an animal.
noun, Psychiatry. 1. psychotherapy in which the patient finds emotional release in the expression of hostilities and emotional conflicts.
noun, Biochemistry. 1. a substance usually of hypothalamic origin that triggers the release of a particular hormone from an endocrine gland. releasing factor re·leas·ing factor (rĭ-le’sĭng) n. Abbr. RF A substance of hypothalamic origin capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior lobe of pituitary gland. Also called releasing hormone.
noun, Ethology. 1. a hypothetical control complex in the central nervous system of animals that triggers the appropriate behavioral response to a releaser.