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secretin

[si-kree-tin]
noun Biochemistry.
  1. a polypeptide hormone, produced in the small intestine, that activates the pancreas to secrete pancreatic juice.
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Origin of secretin

First recorded in 1900–05; secrete1 + -in2
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secretin

noun
  1. a peptic hormone secreted by the mucosae of the duodenum and jejunum when food passes from the stomach
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Word Origin for secretin

C20: from secretion + -in
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secretin in Medicine

secretin

(sĭ-krētn)
n.
  1. A polypeptide hormone produced in the duodenum, especially on contact with acid, that stimulates secretion of pancreatic juice.
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