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thyrotrophin-releasing hormone

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peptide amidation

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A post‐translational modification in which the amido group of a glycine residue is cleaved so as to produce the amide group on the carboxyl end of the preceding residue. The ...

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prolactin

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A hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland. In mammals it stimulates the mammary glands to produce milk and the corpus luteum of the ovary to secrete the hormone progesterone.

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pyrrolidonecarboxylic acid

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symbol: <Glp; pyroglutamic acid; 5‐oxoproline; pyrrolid‐2‐one‐5‐carboxylic acid. See thyrotropin‐releasing hormone.

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releasing hormone

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A hormone that is produced by the hypothalamus and stimulates the release of a hormone from the anterior pituitary gland into the bloodstream. Each hormone has a specific releasing hormone;...

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THRF

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abbr. for thyrotropic hormone releasing factor; i.e. thyrotropin‐releasing hormone.

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THRH

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abbr. for thyrotropic hormone releasing hormone; i.e. thyrotropin‐releasing hormone.

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thyroid gland

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A large endocrine gland situated in the base of the neck (see illustration). It consists of two lobes, one on either side of the trachea, that are joined by an isthmus (sometimes a third...

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thyroid-stimulating hormone

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(TSH, thyrotrophin) a hormone, synthesized and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland under the control of thyrotrophin-releasing hormone, that stimulates activity of the thyroid gland....

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