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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.

Patient discussion about secrete

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Q. how do celebrities look so thin and beautiful? what is their secret?

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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.
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.
By using these and other advanced laboratory tools to manipulate the worm's ability to secrete ins-7, the researchers were able to correspondingly alter the readiness of the minuscule creature's innate immune system: a primitive but potent piece of the immune system shared by C.
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.
Interleukin 10 induces B lymphocytes from IgA-deficient patients to secrete IgA.
Overactive parathyroid glands secrete too much parathyroid hormone, leading to excess calcium in the blood.
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.
FAISALABAD, June 22, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Police and official of secrete agency have arrested two brothers from suburb of Faisalabad in connection with Rescue 15 bombing in Lahore in which several people lost their lives.
Batterham's team wondered whether food's three basic nutrients--protein, carbohydrates, and fat--have different effects on how much PYY people secrete.