gastrointestinal hormone

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gas·tro·in·tes·ti·nal hor·mone

any secretion of the gastrointestinal mucosa affecting the timing and quantity of various digestive secretions (for example, secretin) or causing enhanced motility of the target organ (for example, cholecystokinin).

gas·tro·in·tes·ti·nal hor·mone

(gastrō-in-testi-năl hōrmōn)
Any secretion of the gastrointestinal mucosa affecting the timing and quantity of various digestive secretions or causing enhanced motility of the target organ.
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Until now, as far as we are aware, there have been no reports on the regulative effects of EO from RA on delayed gastric emptying, gastrointestinal hormone and corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) abnormalities induced by restraint stress stimulation in animals and on the mechanism of action of the EO.
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