ectopic hormone secretion
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secretion(se-kre'shon) [L. secretio, separation]
1. The making and release of substances by glands.
2. The substance produced by glandular organs.
A secretion in which the apical end of a secreting cell is broken off and its contents extruded, as in the mammary gland.
Secretion of substances (typically proteins) from cells, either continuously or independently of cell-to-cell signaling.
Secretion of sweat from glands located in the skin, an important means of regulating temperature.
ectopic hormone secretionEctopic hormone production.
An obsolete term for the secretion of an exocrine gland.
A secretion in which the entire cell and its contents are extruded as a part of the secretory product, as in sebaceous glands.
An outdated term for the secretion of an endocrine gland.
A secretion in which the product is elaborated within cells and discharged through the cell membrane, the cell itself remaining intact.
The continuous abundant watery secretion from a gland after section of its secretory nerves.
The secretion of substances stored in intracellular vesicles after a cell receives a specific stimulus, either from a circulating hormone or from a nerve.