secretin

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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.