Definition of Ghrelin

1. Noun. A gastrointestinal hormone produced by epithelial cells lining the fundus of the stomach; appears to be a stimulant for appetite and feeding, but is also a strong stimulant of growth hormone secretion from the anterior pituitary.




Definition of Ghrelin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A peptide hormone, secreted in the stomach, that increases appetite. ¹

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Literary usage of Ghrelin

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1. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"Several years ago, investigators found that the stomach produces another hormone related to metabolism, called ghrelin (Lee et al., 2002). ..."

2. Adequacy of Evidence for Physical Activity Guidelines Development by Carol West Suitor, Vivica I. Kraak (2007)
"Littman A, Vitiello MV, Foster-Schubert K, Ulrich CM, Tworoger SS, Potter JD, Weigle DS, McTiernan A. 2006. Sleep, ghrelin, leptin and changes in body ..."

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