- a hormone liberated by the upper intestinal mucosa when stimulated by fat: reduces peristalsis and secretion in the stomach
C20: from entero- + gastro- + (horm) one
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- A hormone released by the upper intestinal mucosa that inhibits gastric motility and secretion.
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