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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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The number of these cells increased with increasing foetal age and they could be clearly stained with Lead-Haematoxylin stain at about 14 weeks and the secretory granules became more prominent.
Mast cells possess distinct secretory granule subsets whose exocytosis is regulated by different SNARE isoforms.
Calcium-dependent exocytosis in an in vitro secretory granule plasma membrane preparation from sea urchin eggs and the effects of some inhibitors of cytoskeletal function.
Proteins could be also involved in 1) intracellular transport of cholesterol or intermediate steroids, as has been described for adrenocortical cells or insect prothoracic glands (Feuilloley and Vaudry, 1996, Birkenbeil, 1983), and 2) in the storage of steroid hormones in secretory granules, as suggested for the DB cells of Helisoma duryi (Saleuddin et al.
americanus ultrastructure are crystals, which are an order of magnitude larger than that of the secretory granules described by Neff (1971a) from the lumen of the calcium-secreting glands.
Electron microscopy revealed secretory granules in atrial myocytes, which structurally resembled storage granules in peptide-hormone-producing cells (1, 2).
Acid hydrolases and tryptase from secretory granules of dispersed human lung mast cells.
Chromogranin A (CgA) is a member of the granin family of acidic proteins that are found in the secretory granules of many endocrine and neuroendocrine cells.
Each mast cell contains, in secretory granules, powerful chemical mediators such as histamine.
Kidney sexual segments were enlarged and contained secretory granules in 16/17 (94%) of males undergoing spermiogenesis; 11/11 (100%) of males with regressed testes and 14/20 (70%) of males with recrudescent testes.