motilin

noun

mo·​til·​in mō-ˈtil-ən How to pronounce motilin (audio)
: a polypeptide hormone secreted by the small intestine that increases gastrointestinal motility and stimulates the production of pepsin

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“Motilin.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/motilin. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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