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Pronunciation: mel'a-no-lib'er-in

Definition: A hexapeptide similar to oxytocin; it stimulates release of melanotropin.

Synonym(s): melanotropin-releasing factor, melanotropin-releasing hormone

[melanotropin + L. libero, to free, + -in]

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