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

secretin se·cre·tin (sĭ-krēt’n)
n.
A polypeptide hormone produced in the duodenum, especially on contact with acid, that stimulates secretion of pancreatic juice.

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