RH

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Rh

noun

1: a blood group antigen possessed by Rh-positive people; if an Rh-negative person receives a blood transfusion from an Rh-positive person it can result in hemolysis and anemia [syn: {rhesus factor}, {Rh factor}, {Rh}]

2: a white hard metallic element that is one of the platinum group and is found in platinum ores; used in alloys with platinum [syn: {rhodium}, {Rh}, {atomic number 45}]

3: any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone [syn: {releasing hormone}, {RH}, {releasing factor}, {hypothalamic releasing hormone}, {hypothalamic releasing factor}]


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