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Pronunciation: thi'ro-lib'er-in

Definition: A tripeptide hormone from the hypothalamus, which stimulates the anterior lobe of the hypophysis to release thyrotropin; l-pyroglutamyl-l-histidyl-l-prolinamide.

Synonym(s): thyroid-stimulating hormone-releasing factor, thyrotropin-releasing hormone

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

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