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Noun: hypothalamic releasing hormone
  1. Any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone
    - releasing hormone, RH, releasing factor, hypothalamic releasing factor

Derived forms: hypothalamic releasing hormones

Type of: endocrine, hormone, internal secretion