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Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH) Print E-mail

Dr. Kennedy Corticotropin-releasing hormone is made by the hypothalamus and stimulates the release of corticotropin by the anterior pituitary gland. Corticotropin-releasing hormone is abbreviated and often referred to as CRH. CRH is classified chemically as a neuropeptide hormone - a protein-like molecule made up of a short chain of amino acids produced in the brain that functions as a hormone. The hypothalamus where CRH is produced is an area of the brain that also controls temperature, hunger, and thirst. The anterior pituitary where CRH acts is the front portion of the pituitary, a small gland in the head. It secretes hormones that influence growth, sexual development, skin pigmentation, and thyroid function, as well as the function of the adrenal cortex. Corticotropin affect the latter.



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