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Definition of the noun relaxin

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noun - plural: relaxins

  1. hormone secreted by the corpus luteum during the last days of pregnancy; relaxes the pelvic ligaments and prepares the uterus for labor
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • more generic terms: endocrine / hormone / internal secretion = the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect

Alternative definition of the noun relaxin


  1. A peptide hormone of the insulin superfamily.


  1. "Relaxin" a.k.a. "If I Were a Bell": Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet is an album recorded in 1956 by Miles Davis. Two sessions on 11 May 1956 and 26 October in the same year resulted in four albums—this one, Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet, Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet and Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet. These four albums are considered to be among the best performances for the whole hard bop subgenre. The album was remastered by Rudy Van Gelder in 2005 for Prestige Records. This album includes dialogue snippets taken from the original master reel. It also emphasizes the Miles Davis' concentrated ballad-style playing with his medium-register trumpet.
  2. "Relaxin" a.k.a. "RELAXIN'" is a musical album of Mika Nakashima.
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Google previewRelaxin 2000 (2013)

Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Relaxin & Related Peptides 22–27 October 2000, Broome, Australia by Geoffrey W. Tregear, Richard Ivell, Ross A. Bathgate, John D. Wade

Relaxin is a key regulatory peptide in the reproductive tract of the pregnant tammar wallaby, Macropus eugenii Laura J Parry Howard Florey Institute and Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, 3010, Australia Introduction ...

Google previewFascia: The Tensional Network of the Human Body (2013)

The science and clinical applications in manual and movement therapy by Robert Schleip, Thomas W. Findley, Leon Chaitow, Peter Huijing

Relaxin. Relaxin is a dimeric peptide hormone that is structurally related to the insulin family of peptides.

Google previewReceptor Biology (2016)

by Michael Roberts, Michael F. Roberts, Anne E. Kruchten

Relaxin is a hormone with sequence homology to insulin. It is produced by the ovary...

Google previewPreterm Birth (2007)

Mechanisms, Mediators, Prediction, Prevention & Interventions by Felice Petraglia, Jerome F Strauss, Gerson Weiss, Steven G Gabbe

Relaxin is a peptide hormone with structural similarity to insulin. In women, relaxin is produced by many structures, including the corpus luteum, placenta, decidua, brain, cardiac atrium and mammary gland. However, all of the ...

Google previewA Companion to Genethics (2008)

by Justine Burley, John Harris

The Howard Florey Institute used donated tissue from a pregnant woman to isolate human H2-relaxin mRNA. Relaxin is a polypeptide hormone secreted from the corpus luteum of the ovary. Because the genomic DNA encoding this protein ...

Google previewRecurrent Pregnancy Loss (2007)

Causes, Controversies and Treatment by Howard Carp

Relaxin is a member of the insulin-like growth factor family, and its increase parallels that of hCG, suggesting a synergistic effect with progesterone in maintaining myometrial quiescence.1,2 The corpus luteum maintains its capacity to ...

Google previewThe Singer's Guide to Complete Health (2013)

by MD Anthony F. Jahn

Incidentally, relaxin is an amazing hormone: in rabbits, which give birth to multiple babies, relaxin actually dissolves the fibrous connection between the two pubic bones in front, allowing the rabbit pelvis to open like a book during delivery !

Google previewTranslational Approach to Heart Failure (2013)

by Jozef Bartunek, Marc Vanderheyden

Relaxin is a naturally occurring peptide that modulates cardiovascular responses during pregnancy. It causes systemic and renal vasodilation and augmented arterial compliance, hence the interest for heart failure patients. A phase II trial in ...

Google previewExperimental Endocrinology (2012)

A Sourcebook of Basic Techniques by M Zarrow

Relaxin is a water-soluble hormone of the ovary and reproductive tract discovered by Hisaw in 1926 (21). It is considered to be a hormone of pregnancy with an active role in the preparation of certain tissues for delivery of the young, although ...

Google previewEmpower Thyself! (2016)

Life-Changing Biblical and Academic Principles They Dont Teach You in Freshman Seminar by Jeffrey Sams, MEd

For example, relaxin is the hormone that increases the size and elasticity of muscles in the body ...

Google previewComplete Biology for Medical College Entrance Examination

by Kumar, Bhatia

Relaxin is a hormone secreted by corpus luteum in the terminal stages of pregnancy that causes the cervix of uterus to dilate and prepares the uterus for the action of oxytocin during labour. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone ...

Google previewNeurological Disorders and Pregnancy (2010)

by Alireza Minagar

Relaxin: Relaxin is a polypeptide hormone, and its elevation in pregnancy is thought to be involved in the ligamentous laxity of the sacroiliac, sacrococcygeal, and pubic joints [3]. Elevated relaxin has been proposed in the pathogenesis of ...

Google previewLlama and Alpaca Care (2014)

Medicine, Surgery, Reproduction, Nutrition, and Herd Health by Chris Cebra, David E. Anderson, Ahmed Tibary, Robert J. Van Saun, LaRue Willard Johnson

Relaxin concentrations then decrease between 5.5 and 7.5 months, followed by a steady increase until parturition.8 Relaxin is a pregnancy-specific hormone. Its source in South American camelids (SACs) is unknown, but large luteal cells of ...

Google previewReproductive Physiology of Mammals , From Farm to Field and Beyond (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Relaxin is a peptide hormone that was first described in 1926 by Frederick Hisaw . The Relaxinlike peptide family belongs in the insulin superfamily and consists of 7 peptides of high structural but low sequence similarity; Relaxin1 (RNL1), ...

Google previewHarrisons Endocrinology (2016)

Medicine, Endocrinology by CTI Reviews

Relaxin is a peptide hormone that was first described in 1926 by Frederick Hisaw . The Relaxinlike peptide family belongs in the insulin superfamily and consists of 7 peptides of high structural but low sequence similarity; Relaxin1 (RNL1), ...

Google previewComparative Reproductive Biology (2008)

by Heide Schatten, Gheorghe M. Constantinescu

Relaxin is a peptide that was first identified in serum from pregnant guinea pigs (Hisaw, 1926). It has become a molecule of interest in human medicine because it is a pleiotropic hormone with potential for therapeutic uses above and ...

Google previewPrinciples and Practice of Endocrinology and Metabolism (2001)

by Kenneth L. Becker

Relaxin is a peptide consisting of two chains (A and B) of 22 and 31 amino acids covalently linked.” Relaxin is secreted by the corpus luteum, decidua, and basal plate and septa of the placenta.” The greatest source appears to be the corpus ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Dairy Sciences (2011)

For example, relaxin, a small polypeptide hormone, is capable of inhibiting spontaneous myometrial contractions. Although a bovine relaxin gene and protein have not been identified, there is immunohistochemical evidence for the presence ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Pharmacology

by Stefan Offermanns

Relaxin and its relative relaxin-like factor (RLF/INSL3) belong structurally to a group of peptide hormones, that includes insulin and insulin-like...

Relaxin regulates the growth and remodeling of reproductive tissues during late pregnancy.

Google previewA Dictionary of Biomedicine (2010)

by John Lackie

relaxin A peptide hormone belonging to the insulin-like ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

relaxin. n. a hormone, secreted by the placenta in the terminal stages of pregnancy, that causes the cervix (neck) of the uterus to dilate and prepares the uterus for the action of *oxytocin during labour.

Google previewThe Pregnancy Encyclopedia (2016)

by DK

A water aerobics class will be Uterus Relaxin is thought to relax the uterine wall muscles to inhibit contractions, allowing the uterus to expand. It may help to determine the timing of your labor especially suited to your pregnant body. Pelvis The ...

Google previewJablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations (2008)

by Stanley Jablonski

RLSL recursive least square lattice RLT ralitoline RLU relative lightunit RLV Rauscher leukemia virus RLWD routine laboratory work done RLX relaxin RLXH relaxin H RLZ rightlower zone RM mutant reverse; radical mastectomy; random ...

Google previewDictionary Of Anatomy & Physio (2000)

by Poly Mary

Relaxin (RLX) A female hormone produced by the ovaries that relaxes the symphsis pubis and helps dilate the uterine cervix to facilitate delivery.

Google previewDictionary of Veterinary Nursing (2007)

by Denis Richard Lane, Sue Guthrie, Sian Griffith

relaxin A hormone secreted bythe corpusluteum during pregnancy; relaxin causesa softening ofthecervix and looseningofpelvic ligamentsprior to parturition. remiges Arrangement ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Cell & Molecular Biology (2007)

by John M. Lackie

relaxin. reeler Mouse autosomal recessive mutant, deficient in reelin and with disruption in large areas of the brain. Reelin, a large extracellular protein, is secreted by Cajal–Retzius cells in the forebrain and by granule neurons in the ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine (2006)

by Michael Kent

relaxin A hormone secreted by the placenta in the terminal stages of pregnancy. It brings about a softening of connective tissues (cartilage and tendons), so that the bones at the front of the pelvis can separate, making it ...

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

Rauscher leukemia virus RLWD routine laboratory work done RLX relaxin RLXH relaxin H RLZ right lower zone RM mutant reverse; radical mastectomy; radon monitor; random migration; range of movement; red marrow; reference material; ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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