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secrete

 [se-krēt´]
to synthesize and release a substance.

se·crete

(se-krēt'),
To elaborate or produce some physiologically active substance (for example, enzyme, hormone, metabolite) by a cell and to deliver it into blood, body cavity, or sap, either by direct diffusion, cellular exocytosis, or by means of a duct.
[L. se-cerno, pp. -cretus, to separate]

secrete

(sĭ-krēt′)
tr.v. se·creted, se·creting, se·cretes
To generate and release (a substance) from a cell or a gland: secrete hormones.

se·crete

(sĕ-krēt')
To elaborate or release products of cellular metabolism (enzymes, mucus, waste products).
[L. se-cerno, pp. -cretus, to separate]

se·crete

(sĕ-krēt')
To elaborate or produce some physiologically active substance (e.g., enzyme, hormone, metabolite) by a cell and deliver it into blood, body cavity, or sap, either by direct diffusion, cellular exocytosis, or by means of a duct.
[L. se-cerno, pp. -cretus, to separate]

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The cells secrete high levels of Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF), which has been recently suggested to have neuroprotective effects in ALS.
Actively growing primary tumors can secrete antiangiogenic factors into the circulation as is the case for angiostatin and endostatin, which can maintain tumors in a dormant state [38, 39].
This discovery has the potential to reduce this burden by harnessing the body's own stem cells to secrete insulin as needed to maintain proper blood sugar levels in the body.
Gonadotroph tumors usually secrete their products inefficiently and in low concentrations and, therefore, very rarely cause a clinical syndrome other than sellar masses (4).
They have discovered 20 new hormones and other substances not previously known to be secreted into the blood by human fat cells and verification that fat secretes dozens of hormones and other chemical messengers.
Nonmetastatic tumors secrete a protein called prosaposin, which inhibits metastasis by causing production of factors that block the growth of blood vessels.
Cell culture is needed for a sufficient amount of secreted marker proteins to accumulate to form immunospots; dying tumor cells do not secrete adequate amounts of protein and thus are not detected.
Pituitary adenomas are classified as either secreting (secrete hormones) or nonsecreting (do not secrete hormones).
Some people are not able to secrete insulin at all mainly due to genetic factors.