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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