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Related to secretin: cholecystokinin, CCK, secretin test

se·cre·tin

(se-krē'tin), [MIM*182099]
A hormone, formed by the epithelial cells of the duodenum under the stimulus of acid contents from the stomach, which incites secretion of pancreatic juice; used as a diagnostic aid in the diagnosis of pancreatic exocrine disease and as an adjunct in obtaining desquamated pancreatic cells for cytologic examination.
Synonym(s): oxykrinin
[secrete + -in]

secretin

/se·cre·tin/ (se-kre´tin) a hormone secreted by the duodenal and jejunal mucosa when acid chyme enters the intestine; it stimulates secretion of pancreatic juice and, to a lesser extent, bile and intestinal secretion.

secretin

(sĭ-krēt′n)
n.
A polypeptide hormone that is produced in the duodenum, especially on contact with acid, and that inhibits gastric secretion of acid and stimulates secretion of bile, insulin, and pancreatic digestive enzymes.

secretin

[sikrē′tin]
Etymology: L, secernere, to separate
a digestive hormone that is produced by the S cells lining the duodenum and jejunum when protein of partially digested food enters the intestine from the stomach. It stimulates the pancreas to produce a fluid high in salts but low in enzymes. Secretin has a limited stimulating effect on the production of bile. See also pancreas.

se·cre·tin

(sĕ-krē'tin)
A hormone, formed by the epithelial cells of the duodenum under the stimulus of acid contents from the stomach, that incites secretion of pancreatic juice; used as an aid in the diagnosis of pancreatic exocrine disease and as an adjunct in obtaining desquamated pancreatic cells for cytologic examination.
Compare: bioregulator

secretin

A hormone secreted in the DUODENUM that prompts the production of PANCREATIC JUICE.

secretin

a hormone responsible for the secretion of bile from the liver.

se·cre·tin

(sĕ-krē'tin) [MIM*182099]
Hormone formed by epithelial cells of duodenum under stimulus of acid contents from stomach, which incites secretion of pancreatic juice.

secretin

a hormone secreted by the mucosa of the duodenum and jejunum when acid chyme enters the intestine; carried by the blood, it stimulates the secretion of pancreatic juice and, to a lesser extent, bile and intestinal secretion.

secretin test
an examination of the gastric and duodenal contents after intravenous administration of exogenous secretin; useful in the diagnosis of disorders affecting pancreatic exocrine function, for example, pancreatitis and neoplastic disease.
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Synthetic secretin is packaged in a powdered form and refrigerated, then reconstituted in saline just prior to injection.
Generally, CCK induces a decrease in the viscosity of intestinal content, activates bicarbonate secretion into the intestine, and increases the efficiency of secretin (Meyer et al.
Secretin is a natural gastrointestinal hormone involved in the process of digestion and has been used for many years by gastroenterologists in combination with endoscopy, an invasive procedure, to evaluate and treat diseases of the pancreas and gallbladder.
Although Repligen didn't rule out further tests of secretin for some people with autism, the company said it also plans to investigate the protein as a treatment for schizophrenia.
Repeated doses of porcine secretin in the treatment of autism: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
The youngster had an injection of secretin to treat a long-standing digestion problem - and they found it also had a dramatic effect on his autism.
However, the Medical Research Council has recently received an application to conduct controlled clinical trials of secretin in North West England, and it can be prescribed by a doctor on a "named patient" basis.
Moreover, negative correlation was observed between a-amylase activity and the plasma concentration of secretin (p<0.
Repligen Corporation (Needham MA) announced it was awarded a United States patent for the use of secretin in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder and its symptoms.
Fradkin, who has six children, and the other parents founded ARK after meeting through discussion groups about secretin, a hormone found to diminish autistic characteristics in some patients.
WITH reference to the story "Fears over miracle cure for autism" last week, the use of secretin as a diagnostic tool for pancreatic disorders is commonplace and no side-effects have been reported.