[ grel-in ]
/ ˈgrɛl ɪn /
a peptide hormone, produced mostly in the stomach, that increases appetite by stimulating the pituitary gland to secrete growth hormone.
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British Dictionary definitions for ghrelin
/ (ˈɡrɛlɪn) /
a hormone produced in the body that stimulates appetite
Word Origin for ghrelin
C20: from g (rowth) h (ormone) rel (easing) + -in
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