Definition of Secretin

1. Noun. A gastrointestinal hormone that stimulates the secretion of water and bicarbonate from the pancreas and bile ducts whenever the stomach empties too much acid into the small intestine.




Definition of Secretin

1. Noun. (hormone) A peptide hormone, secreted by the duodenum, that serves to regulate its acidity ¹

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Definition of Secretin

1. a hormone [n -S] - See also: hormone

Medical Definition of Secretin

1. Peptide hormone of gastrointestinal tract (27 residues) found in the mucosal cells of duodenum. Stimulates pancreatic, pepsin and bile secretion, inhibits gastric acid secretion. Considerable homology with gastric inhibitory peptide, vasoactive intestinal peptide and glucagon. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Secretin

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1. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1917)
"secretin Pawlow showed that the presence of acid chyme in the duodenum is the normal stimulus to the secretion of pancreatic juice. ..."

2. A Manual of pharmacology and its applications to therapeutics and toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1917)
"secretin Pawlow showed that the presence of acid chyme in the duodenum is the normal stimulus to the secretion of pancreatic juice. ..."

3. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"Thus, if concentrated aqueous solutions of secretin, prepared in the usual way by the action of hydrochloric acid on the duodenal mucous membrane, ..."

4. Practical Organotherapy: The Internal Secretions in General Practice by Henry Robert Harrower (1922)
"The fundamentals of the physiology of secretin and some remarks about its ... He named it secretin and established the fact that its essential function was ..."

5. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"They have shown that this effect is due to a special substance, secretin, ... secretin is not an enzyme, since its activity is not destroyed by boiling nor ..."

6. Physiology and Biochemistry in Modern Medicine by John James Rickard Macleod (1922)
"A very strong preparation of secretin can also be prepared by the method of Dale and Laidlaw, which depends on precipitation by mercuric chloride.9 secretin ..."

7. Practical Organotherapy: The Internal Secretions in General Practice by Henry Robert Harrower (1919)
"It was later shown that secretin combines with the granules or preferments in the cells and ... secretin also stimulates the production of bile and succus ..."

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