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.
Corticotropin releasing hormone expression is the major target for glucocorticoid feedback-control at the hypothalamic level.
The secretion of the corticotropin releasing hormone (CRH) reflects this activity of the HPA axis and CRH "instructs" the body to slow the activity in certain areas and thus balances the reaction of the body to stress.

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