ghrelin


ghrel·in

noun \ˈgrel-ən\

Definition of GHRELIN

: a 28-amino-acid peptide hormone that is secreted primarily by stomach cells with lesser amounts secreted by other cells (as of the hypothalamus), that is a growth hormone secretagogue, and that has been implicated in the stimulation of fat storage and food intake

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