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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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Tissue called the choroid plexus, deep inside the brain, secretes most of the CSF.
He ultimately wants to take laboratory-grown embryonic cells and induce them to form a pancreas, the organ that secretes crucial enzymes and hormones, including insulin.
Investigators had assumed that all forms of these enzymes cause disease, but they have now found a bacterium, Vibrio fischeri, that secretes ADP-ribosyltransferases and is nonpathogenic.
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Each mature neuron variety in the brain secretes and responds to its own combination of chemical messengers, or neurotransmitters.