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secretory

 [se-kre´tah-re]
pertaining to secretion.

se·cre·to·ry

(se-krē'tō-rē),
Relating to secretion or the secretions.

secretory

/se·cre·to·ry/ (se-kre´tah-re) (se´krĕ-tor″e) pertaining to secretion or affecting the secretions.

secretory

(sĭ-krē′tə-rē)
adj.
Relating to or performing secretion.

secretory

See secretion.

secretory

adjective Referring to secretion.

Pronunciation 
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, suh CRE tree
Medspeak-US: pronounced, SEEK reh tory

se·cre·to·ry

(sēkrĕ-tōr-ē)
Relating to secretion or the secretions.

se·cre·to·ry

(sĕ-krētŏr-ē)
Relating to secretion or the secretions.

secretory

pertaining to secretion.

secretory cells
the specialized cells in a secretory gland that perform the secretory function.
secretory component
a polypeptide synthesized by epithelial cells that binds to IgA to form secretory IgA (SIgA).
secretory diarrhea
see secretory diarrhea.
secretory endpieces
secretory granules
intracellular granules composed of secretory proteins after their conversion by the Golgi apparatus.
secretory IgA (SIgA)
a class of immunoglobulin found in some body secretions, e.g. saliva, respiratory secretions, milk and colostrum, that is responsible for local immunity. See also immunoglobulin.
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Mast cells possess distinct secretory granule subsets whose exocytosis is regulated by different SNARE isoforms.
Importantly, PC1 is active in secretory granules and could therefore be a feature of atrial proBNP processing.
Many undamaged secretory cells exhibited dilated endoplasmic reticula, hypertrophic Golgi complexes, and peripheral location of secretory granules, which usually are morphologic features of increased cellular activities.
Kidney sexual segments of males: 2/2 (100%) April; 27/28 (96%) May; 7/7 (100%) June; 1/1 (100%) September were enlarged and con tained secretory granules.
Cells within the ILCs contained secretory granules characteristic of those seen in islet b cells.
Figure 3, E and F, illustrates the characteristic features of a prolactin-secreting pituitary adenoma with prominent secretory granules and absence of basal lamina.
These cells have membrane-bounded secretory granules, and the granules had higher electron density in comparison with the secretory granules of other secretory cells (Fig.
Methyl mercury in primates produces histologic abnormality of one intestinal cell line: Paneth cells are enlarged and packed with secretory granules (21), also specifically reported in autistic children (5).
Secretory granules are one of the means by which nature stores and delivers bioactive substances in response to specific biological signals.
Secretory granules, melanosomes, and premelanosomes were absent.
While some of these granules are zymogen, occasionally neuroendocrine secretory granules may be identified (75-350 nm).