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GLOSSARY & ABBREVIATIONS

CRF

Corticotropin-releasing factor

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Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF, CRH, corticorelin) is a hypothalamic hormone that is involved in stress response. It is secreted by the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) of the hypothalamus and stimulates the release of adrenocorticotropic hormone from the pituitary gland.

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