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- noun endocrinology Any of many
hormonessecreted by the hypothalamusthat are involved primarily in regulating the release of another hormone.
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- noun a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland
- noun 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
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