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Medical Term:

releasing factors



  1. any substance, usually of hypothalamic origin, capable of accelerating the rate of secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland;
  2. factors required in the termination phase of either RNA biosynthesis or protein biosynthesis.
  3. colloquial shortened form for the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors used as antihyperlipidemic agents, whose generic names end with the suffix statin.

Synonym(s): termination factor