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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Lastly, to differentiate between a pituitary and extrapituitary source of ACTH, the corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) stimulation test is used (8).
As discussed in the sidebar, both corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and arginine vasopressin (AVP) can stimulate the release of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) and, hence, corticosterone release from the adrenal glands.
Dexamethasone suppressed corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulation test for diagnosis of mild hypercortisolism.
Corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) is the major feedback target of glucocorticoids at the hypothalamic level (Kretz et al.
CRH haplotype as a factor influencing cerebrospinal fluid levels of corticotropin-releasing hormone, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity, temperament, and alcohol consumption in rhesus macaques.
Risk of postpartum depressive symptoms with elevated corticotropin-releasing hormone in human pregnancy.
For example, estradiol can bind to either of two estrogen receptors (ERs) on brain cells that secrete corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) and the hormone arginine vasopressin (AVP).
Pituitary-adrenal responses to human corticotropin-releasing hormone in critically ill patients.
Restraint stress increases corticotropin-releasing hormone mRNA content in the amygdala and paraventricular nucleus.
Corticotropin-releasing hormone is a peptide containing 41 amino acids, distributed in the whole brain with dense localisation in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus and now considered to be a major mediator of the stress response[3].
Scientists in California studied 100 pregnant women to test whether levels of placental corticotropin-releasing hormone (pCRH) may play a role.
Petrosal sinus sampling with and without corticotropin-releasing hormone for the differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome.

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