hCRF

Definition / meaning of hCRF

A substance being studied in the treatment of brain cancer. It is made naturally by the hypothalamus (a part of the brain) and can also be made in the laboratory. hCRF may help reduce symptoms caused by edema (swelling) of the brain. It is a type of neurohormone. Also called human corticotropin-releasing factor.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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