Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone

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Corticotropin-Releasing Factor; Corticoliberin


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.


Public Health Stress Response Social Policy Adrenal Cortex Anterior Pituitary 
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