CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE (CRH)

a secreting hormone, made by the hypothalamus, which regulates the rhythm of adrenocorticotropic hormones being secreted every day by the pituitary gland. Commonly referred to as ACTH-releasing factor.

CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE (CRH): "Corticotrophin-releasing hormone is the primary factor which facilitates a person's reaction to stress."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE (CRH)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/corticotropin-releasing-hormone-crh/ (accessed October 15, 2019).
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