digestive hormone


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digestive hormone

Any of a group of hormones produced by the stomach or small intestinal mucosa and stimulating various tissues to release enzymes, produce fluids, or affect gastrointestinal motility. They include gastrin, motilin, secretin, cholecystokinin, and vasoactive intestinal peptide.
See also: hormone
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Their latest study involved patients being given injections of oxyntomodulin - a naturally occurring digestive hormone found in the small intestine.
The London team used injections of oxyntomodulin, a digestive hormone found in the small intestine, to reduce body weight and calorie consumption in overweight volunteers.
Their latest study, published in the journal Diabetes, involved patients being given injections of oxyntomodulin - a naturally occurring digestive hormone found in the small intestine.