parahormone

noun

para·​hor·​mone -ˈhȯr-ˌmōn How to pronounce parahormone (audio)
: a substance that functions as a hormone but is of relatively nonspecific nature
the likely role of neurotensin as a parahormone in the gastrointestinal tractJ. P. Vincent

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“Parahormone.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/parahormone. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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