gastrin

noun
gas·​trin | \ ˈga-strən How to pronounce gastrin (audio) \

Definition of gastrin

: any of various polypeptide hormones that are secreted by the gastric mucosa and induce secretion of gastric juice

First Known Use of gastrin

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Gastrin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gastrin. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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gastrin

noun
gas·​trin | \ ˈgas-trən How to pronounce gastrin (audio) \

Medical Definition of gastrin

: any of various polypeptide hormones that are secreted by the gastric mucosa and induce secretion of gastric juice

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