CRH -->
corticotropin-releasing hormone
medical dictionary

<endocrinology, physiology> A neuropeptide released by the hypothalamus that stimulates the release of corticotropin by the anterior pituitary gland.

Chemical name: Corticotropin-releasing factor

Synonyms: corticoliberin, corticotropin-releasing factor.

Acronym: CRH

(12 Dec 1998)