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Definition 1: 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 of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for releasing factor in the sense of this definition

(releasing factor is a kind of ...) the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect

Definition 2: a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for releasing factor in the sense of this definition

(releasing factor is a kind of ...) anything that contributes causally to a result

"a number of factors determined the outcome"

(... is a kind of releasing factor ) a releasing factor that accelerates the secretion of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary body

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