corticotropin-releasing hormone

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corticotropin-releasing hormone

[‚kȯrd·ə·kō′trō·pən ri¦lēs·iŋ ‚hȯr‚mōn]
(biochemistry)
A substance produced by the hypothalamus that stimulates the pituitary gland to produce adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). Abbreviated CRH.
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Single-nucleotide polymorphisms in corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 1 gene (CRHR1) are associated with quantitative trait of event-related potential and alcohol dependence.
Genetic association of the human corticotropin releasing hormone receptor 1 (CRHR1) with binge drinking and alcohol intake patterns in two independent samples.
Corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) is secreted by a hypothalamic region called the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) and acts on CRH receptors in the anterior pituitary to cause the release of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) into the blood.

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