Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A protein produced by the pancreas after food is ingested that inhibits insulin secretion and may help regulate fat intake and reduce body weight.

Etymologies

entero- + -stat + -in.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • • Includes (among others) cholecystokinin, amylin, glucagon-like-peptide 1 (GLP-1), enterostatin, and bombesin • Adiposity hormones • Long-term • Related to energy stores •

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