thyrotrophin-releasing hormone

(TRH)
a hormone from the hypothalamus (in the brain) that acts on the anterior pituitary gland to stimulate the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone. TRH may be given by intravenous injection to test thyroid gland function and to estimate reserves of thyroid-stimulating hormone in the pituitary.

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  • Pituitary gland — The main endocrine gland. It is a small structure in the head. It is called the master gland because it produces hormones that control other glands and many body functions including growth. The pituitary consists of the anterior and posterior… …   Medical dictionary

  • TRH — Abbreviation for thyrotropin releasing hormone. * * * tension reducing hypothesis; thyrotropin releasing hormone * * * TRH abbr thyrotropin releasing hormone * * * see thyrotrophin releasing hormone * * * thyrotropin releasing hormone …   Medical dictionary

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