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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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In the midgut of insects holocrine secretion may occur when secretory vesicles are stored in the cytoplasm until they are released; at this time, the whole secretory cell is lost to the midgut lumen.
9) Immunohistochemically, the atypical acini show strong, diffuse nuclear p63 expression in the secretory cells (non-basal cell distribution) (Figure 1, F), positive AMACR and PSA expression, and no expression with HMWCK.
BPA exposure during late gestation accelerates secretory cell maturation in the proximal conducting airways.
Basophilic secretory cells in both species are filled with endoplasmic reticulum for synthesis and secretion of digestive enzymes into the lumen of the tubule.
It is a well-coordinated system consisting of airway secretory cells that produce a sol and gel fluid layer on the airway surface and ciliated cells that propel the mucus towards the nasopharynx (Deitmer, 1989, 1996).
However, there is now compelling evidence that they also act as endocrine secretory cells, expressing hormones, growth factors, and cytokines.
A study found that the molecule, a sugar only found in non-human mammals, is absorbed into tissues such as blood vessels and secretory cells.
Middleton, WI) has patented a method for transfering a gene encoding a valuable compound, such as a pharmaceutical, into the secretory cells of the mammary gland to produce a new compound into the milk or to alter the composition of the milk.
Liu and his laboratory struggled to determine what factor these secretory cells were producing.
He had suspected that the sacs secreted the perfume but was troubled by a German study finding no secretory cells in sac tissue.
For example, in the late free microspore stage of Dianella, the degenerating secretory cells release their contents into the anther locule, which appears like a degenerating plasmodium [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURES 55, 56 OMITTED].
So now we have the inside layer of mammary secretory cells growing on a flat surface that we can observe under the microscope and measure various cell functions.