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RH

 Dictionary entry overview: What does RH mean? 

RH (noun)
  The noun RH has 3 senses:

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
2. a white hard metallic element that is one of the platinum group and is found in platinum ores; used in alloys with platinum
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

  Familiarity information: RH used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RH (noun)


Sense 1Rh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

Rh; Rh factor; rhesus factor

Hypernyms ("Rh" is a kind of...):

antigen (any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies))


Sense 2Rh [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A white hard metallic element that is one of the platinum group and is found in platinum ores; used in alloys with platinum

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

rhodium; atomic number 45; Rh

Hypernyms ("Rh" is a kind of...):

metal; metallic element (any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.)


Sense 3RH [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

hypothalamic releasing factor; hypothalamic releasing hormone; releasing factor; releasing hormone; RH

Hypernyms ("RH" is a kind of...):

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)


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