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secrete

 [se-krēt´]
to synthesize and release a substance.

se·crete

(se-krēt'),
To elaborate or produce some physiologically active substance (for example, enzyme, hormone, metabolite) by a cell and to deliver it into blood, body cavity, or sap, either by direct diffusion, cellular exocytosis, or by means of a duct.
[L. se-cerno, pp. -cretus, to separate]

secrete

/se·crete/ (se-krēt´) to elaborate and release a secretion.

secrete

(sĭ-krēt′)
tr.v. se·creted, se·creting, se·cretes
To generate and release (a substance) from a cell or a gland: secrete hormones.

secrete

See secretion.

se·crete

(sĕ-krēt')
To elaborate or release products of cellular metabolism (enzymes, mucus, waste products).
[L. se-cerno, pp. -cretus, to separate]

se·crete

(sĕ-krēt')
To elaborate or produce some physiologically active substance (e.g., enzyme, hormone, metabolite) by a cell and deliver it into blood, body cavity, or sap, either by direct diffusion, cellular exocytosis, or by means of a duct.
[L. se-cerno, pp. -cretus, to separate]

secrete (sikrēt´),

v to discharge or empty a substance into the bloodstream or a cavity or onto the surface of the body. The substance secreted is called a
secretion. Glands that secrete internally are
endocrine or
ductless glands; glands that secrete into a cavity or onto the surface are
exocrine or
duct glands.

secrete

to synthesize and release a substance.

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GH is controlled by the hypothalamus, which secretes both a releasing hormone (growth hormone releasing hormone, GHRH) and an inhibitory hormone (growth hormone inhibiting hormone, GHIH, or somatostatin) into the hypothalamo-hypophyseal portal system.
The pancreas secretes sufficient insulin, but the insulin doesn't do its job very well.
On the other hand, with pituitary tumors that secrete ACTH, a variety of problems can result.
Another school advocates early surgery, perhaps when a tumor grows to a certain size, to remove pancreatic endocrine cancer in FMEN1 (even if it does not over secrete a hormone) before it spreads and becomes dangerous.
When the cells have matured into the desired tissue, they secrete another substance that breaks down and destroys the scaffold.
Murine mast cells exposed to mercuric chloride release granule-associated N-acetyl-beta-D-hexosaminidase and secrete IL-4 and TNF-alpha.
The female Orb Weaver produces the silk in her Pyriformes gland, a cluster of cells that secretes silk-building proteins.
The rise in blood glucose G after a meal stimulates the pancreas to secrete insulin I.
Th2 cells secrete cytokines such as IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-9, IL-10, IL-13.
Overactive parathyroid glands secrete too much parathyroid hormone, leading to excess calcium in the blood.
But this is not as straightforward as previously believed: fat-derived stem cells secrete VEGF and other factors that can inhibit cartilage regeneration.
John Smit, the researchers adapted the system that secretes this protein, which self-assembles into a structure called the "S-layer", to secrete instead many proteins that are useful for vaccines and other therapeutic purposes.