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paracrine

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adjective para·crine \ˈpa-rə-krən, -ˌkrīn\

Definition of paracrine

  1. :  of, relating to, promoted by, or being a substance secreted by a cell and acting on adjacent cells — compare autocrine



Origin of paracrine

1para- + -crine (as in endocrine)


First Known Use: 1972


Medical Dictionary

paracrine

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adjective para·crine \ˈpar-ə-krən, -ˌkrīn\

Medical Definition of paracrine

  1. :  of, relating to, promoted by, or being a substance secreted by a cell and acting on adjacent cells <paracrine stimulation of tumor growth—M. B. Rettig et al>—compare autocrine




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