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- adjective Of or relating to the release of locally acting substances from endocrine cells.
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- adjective Describing a
hormoneor other secretionreleased from endocrinecells into the surrounding tissuerather than into the bloodstream
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[German parakrin : Greek para-, para- + Greek krīnein, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]
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