Gastrin



[gas-trin] /ˈgæs trɪn/

noun
1.
a hormone that stimulates the secretion of gastric juice.
/ˈɡæstrɪn/
noun
1.
a polypeptide hormone secreted by the stomach: stimulates secretion of gastric juice

gastrin gas·trin (gās’trĭn)
n.
Any of the hormones secreted in the pyloric-antral mucosa of the stomach and that stimulate secretion of the parietal cells.

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