intestinal hormone


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intestinal hormone

Any of several hormones produced by the mucosa of the intestine. They include cholecystokinin, motilin, secretin, and vasoactive inhibitory peptide.
See also: hormone
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Studies in the past decades have proven that intestinal hormones play an important role in the activities of digestive enzymes (Koldovsky et al., 1991; Washizawa et al., 2004; Kelly et al., 2005).