secretin


secretin

noun Biochemistry.

  1. a polypeptide hormone, produced in the small intestine, that activates the pancreas to secrete pancreatic juice.

noun

  1. a peptic hormone secreted by the mucosae of the duodenum and jejunum when food passes from the stomach

n.

  1. A polypeptide hormone produced in the duodenum, especially on contact with acid, that stimulates secretion of pancreatic juice.

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