enterogastrone love

Definitions

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

  • n. A hormone released by the upper intestinal mucosa that inhibits gastric motility and secretion.

Etymologies

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

entero- + gastr(o)- + (horm)one.

Examples

  • Several of the different substances in food serve to stimulate the intestines to produce a substance called enterogastrone (en'ter-oh-gas'trohn; "intestine-stomach" G, that is, produced by the intestirre and with its effect on the stomach).

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