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- 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
The molecule closely simulates the hormone gastrin, which is involved with hydrochloric acid secretion.
Similarly, women are more likely to have higher levels or more frequent mutations in biomarkers known to be involved in lung cancer, such as gastrin-releasing peptide factor or epidermal growth factor receptor, or EGFR.
When the circulation of gastrin reaches the gastric glands, it causes them to increase the secretion of pepsin three fold and HCl eight fold.
The sensation of swallowing and food entering the stomach causes the antrum to produce gastrin.
In Figure 10 are compared basal gastrin concentrations in patients with pernicious anemia (PA), in patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZE) and in a group of patients we have diagnosed as having non-tumorous hypergastrinemic hyperchlorhydria (NT-HH) (29-31).
Gastrin secretion increases gastric acidity, which then suppresses secretion of antral gastrin.
Since gastric hydrochloric acid normally suppresses gastrin secretion, the continued absence of acid and the repeated stimulation by feeding eventually produces secondary hyperplasia of gastrin-producing cells.
The high level of plasma gastrin in PA is quite appropriate in view of the absence of the inhibitory effect of HCl on the secretion of antral gastrin.
In advance of its further characterization we called this new form big gastrin (BG).
As little as 0.1 pg gastrin/ml of incubation mixture, i.e.,
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