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Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone

Reference work entry

Synonyms

Corticotropin-Releasing Factor; Corticoliberin

Definition

A hypothalamic hormone which stimulates the production and release of ACTH from the anterior pituitary. CRH marks the beginning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal neurendocrine stress response in humans that culminates in the release of cortisol from the adrenal cortex.

Keywords

Public Health Stress Response Social Policy Adrenal Cortex Anterior Pituitary 
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