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internal secretion

(physiol) a secretion, esp a hormone, that is absorbed directly into the blood
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  • This was the first time in physiology that the idea of an internal secretion was advanced.

    Makers of Modern Medicine James J. Walsh
  • That material, whatever it may be, is termed an "internal secretion."

  • When the function of ovulation ceases the body has to find a new way to dispose of the internal secretion of the ovary.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • The loss of the internal secretion of these glands may produce physical and mental changes in the individual.

    Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders W. H. Triggs, Donald McGavin, Frederick Truby King, J. Sands Elliot, Ada G. Patterson, C.E. Matthews and J. Beck
  • Third, it is that internal secretion that excites in woman sexual desire and makes her enjoy relations with the male sex.

    Woman William J. Robinson
  • It is generally believed that the internal secretion of the thyroid and the adrenal are antagonistic.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • The matter is altogether a problem of chemistry, with the necessity for a new adjustment among the glands of internal secretion.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • The external secretion is what is called the mind and the internal secretion is known as the soul.

    The Book of Gud Dan Spain
  • We must then look upon the internal secretion as composed of the liquid elements of the testicular secretion.

  • The best example that can be cited of the effect of this internal secretion is the male of the horse kind.

internal secretion in Medicine

internal secretion n.
A secretion that is produced by an endocrine gland and discharged directly into the bloodstream; a hormone.

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