paracrine


para·crine

adjective \ˈpa-rə-krən, -ˌkrīn\

Definition of PARACRINE

:  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

para·crine

adjective \ˈpar-ə-krən, -ˌkrīn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PARACRINE

: 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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