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Meaning of GASTRIN

Pronunciation:  'gastrin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  polypeptide hormone secreted by the mucous lining of the stomach; induces the secretion of gastric juice
 

GASTRIN is a 7 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: hormone, internal secretion

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: One of a group of peptide hormones secreted by the stomach during digestion to increase the amount of hydrochloric acid and pepsin within the stomach. The different gastrin hormones have a wide range of sizes and strengths.
 

 

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