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corticotro'pin releas'ing fac"tor



Biochem.
a hormonelike factor, produced by the hypothalamus, that stimulates the increased release of corticotropin by the pituitary gland in response to stress. Abbr.: CRF

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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