paracrine

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

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 and Etymology of paracrine

1para- + -crine (as in endocrine)


First Known Use: 1952


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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