What is releasing hormone?

  • (noun): 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 releasing hormone causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone.
    Synonyms: RH, releasing factor, hypothalamic releasing hormone, hypothalamic releasing factor
    See also — Additional definitions below

Releasing Hormone

A releasing hormone or releasing factor is a hormone whose main purpose is to control the release of another hormone. The main releasing hormones secreted by the hypothalamus are:

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Releasing Hormone - Notable Researchers
... in Physiology and Medicine in 1977 for their contributions to understanding "the peptide hormone production of the brain" these scientists independently first ...
Endocrine Glands - Major Endocrine Organs - Pituitary Gland (hypophysis)
... It consists of a hormone-producing glandular portion (anterior pituitary) and a neural portion (posterior pituitary), which is an extension of the hypothalamus ... output of the anterior pituitary and synthesizes two hormones that it exports to the posterior pituitary for storage and later release ... Four of the six adenohypophyseal hormones are tropic hormones that regulate the function of other endocrine organs ...
Immunocontraception - Gamete Production - Gonadotropin-releasing Hormone
... of gametes is induced in both male and female mammals by the same two hormones follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) ... The production of these in turn is induced by a single releasing hormone, gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH), which has been the focus of most of the research into immunocontraception against ... the gonads, including the production of gametes and the secretion of sex steroid hormones ...
Prolactin-releasing Hormone
... Prolactin-releasing hormone, also known as PRLH, is a hypothetical human hormone or hormone releasing factor ... Existence of this factor has been hypothesized as prolactin is the only currently known hormone for which almost exclusively negative regulating factors are known (such as dopamine, leukemia inhibitory ... While many prolactin stimulating and enhancing factors are well known (such as thyrotropin-releasing hormone, oxytocin, and estrogen) those have primary functions ...
List Of Human Hormones - Peptide
... of digestive secretion, and reducing food intake Antimullerian hormone (or Müllerian inhibiting factor or hormone) AMH testes Sertoli cell AMHR2 Inhibit release of prolactin and TRH from anterior ... P/D1 cell ghrelin receptor Stimulate appetite, secretion of growth hormone from anterior pituitary gland Glucagon GCG pancreas alpha cells Glucagon receptor → cAMP ... Growth hormone-releasing hormone GHRH hypothalamus GHRH receptor → IP3 Release GH from anterior pituitary Human chorionic gonadotropin hCG placenta syncytiotrophoblast cells LH receptor → cAMP ...

More definitions of "releasing hormone":

  • (noun): A substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland.
    Synonyms: releasing factor, RF