- thyrotropin-releasing hormone n a tripeptide hormone synthesized in the hypothalamus that stimulates secretion of thyroid-stimulating hormone by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland abbr. TRH called also protirelin, thyrotropin-releasing factor
* * *(TRH) a tripeptide hormone, elaborated by the median eminence of the hypothalamus, which stimulates release of thyrotropin from the adenohypophysis. In human subjects, it can also promote a prolactin-releasing factor. It is used in diagnosis of mild hyperthyroidism and Graves disease, and in differentiating among primary, secondary, and tertiary hypothyroidism. Called also thyroliberin. A synthetic preparation is called protirelin.
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thyrotropin-releasing hormone — [thī΄rə trō′pinri lēs′iŋ] n. a hormone produced by the hypothalamus that stimulates the production of thyrotropin: sometimes called thyrotropin releasing factor … English World dictionary
Thyrotropin-releasing hormone — protein Name = thyrotropin releasing hormone caption = Structural formula of TRH width = 200 HGNCid = 12298 Symbol = TRH AltSymbols = EntrezGene = 7200 OMIM = 275120 RefSeq = NM 007117 UniProt = P20396 PDB = ECnumber = Chromosome = 3 Arm = q Band … Wikipedia
thyrotropin-releasing hormone — noun hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary • Syn: ↑TRH, ↑thyrotropin releasing factor, ↑TRF, ↑protirelin • Hypernyms: ↑hormone, ↑endocrine, ↑i … Useful english dictionary
thyrotropin-releasing hormone — /thuy reuh troh pin ri lee sing, thuy ro treuh /, Biochem. a small peptide hormone, produced by the hypothalamus, that controls the release of thyrotropin by the pituitary. Also called thyrotropin releasing factor. Abbr.: TRH [1965 70] * * * … Universalium
thyrotropin-releasing hormone — noun Date: 1968 a tripeptide hormone synthesized in the hypothalamus that stimulates secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone called also thyrotropin releasing factor … New Collegiate Dictionary
thyrotropin-releasing hormone — thyrotro′pin releas ing hor mone n. biochem. See TRH • Etymology: 1965–70 … From formal English to slang
thyrotropin-releasing hormone test — thyrotropin releasing hormone stimulation test (for thyroid function) pituitary release of thyrotropin is assessed by administration of a bolus of thyrotropin releasing hormone and measurement of serum concentrations of thyrotropin at intervals.… … Medical dictionary
Thyrotropin-releasing hormone receptor — The thyrotropin releasing hormone receptor (TRHR) is a G protein coupled receptor which binds the tripeptide thyrotropin releasing hormone.cite journal | author = Yamada M, Monden T, Konaka S, Mori M | title = Assignment of human thyrotropin… … Wikipedia
thyrotropin-releasing factor — noun hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary • Syn: ↑thyrotropin releasing hormone, ↑TRH, ↑TRF, ↑protirelin • Hypernyms: ↑hormone, ↑endocrine, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
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:*Thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH), *Corticotropin releasing… … Wikipedia