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- n. A peptide hormone, secreted in the stomach, that increases appetite.
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- n. a gastrointestinal hormone produced by epithelial cells lining the fundus of the stomach; appears to be a stimulant for appetite and feeding, but is also a strong stimulant of growth hormone secretion from the anterior pituitary
From acronym GHR ("growth hormone-releasing peptide") + -lin, a common hormone suffix. Incidental pun on Proto-Indo-European *ghre- (“to grow”). (Wiktionary)