from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hormone secreted by glands in the mucous membrane of the stomach that stimulates the production of gastric juice.
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- n. A hormone that stimulates the production of gastric acid in the stomach
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- n. polypeptide hormone secreted by the mucous lining of the stomach; when peptides and amino acids are present in the small intestine the secretion of gastric acid is stimulated
Ancient Greek γαστήρ + -in (Wiktionary)