secretogogue


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se·cre·ta·gogue

, secretogogue (sĕ-krētă-gog, -tŏ-gog)
An agent that promotes secretion (e.g., acetylcholine, gastrin, secretin).
[secreta + G. agōgos, drawing forth]

secretogogue

(se-kre'to-gog) [L. secretio, separation, + Gr. agogos, leading] Secretagogue.

se·cre·ta·gogue

, secretogogue (sĕ-krētă-gog, -tŏ-gog)
Agent that promotes secretion.
[secreta + G. agōgos, drawing forth]
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