Definition of gastrin in English:
A hormone that stimulates secretion of gastric juice, and is secreted into the bloodstream by the stomach wall in response to the presence of food.
- The tumors secrete the hormone gastrin, which results in excess acid production and often peptic ulcer disease.
- These tumors, called gastrinomas, secrete large amounts of the hormone gastrin, which causes excessive production of acid by your stomach, leading to peptic ulcers.
- The molecule closely simulates the hormone gastrin, which is involved with hydrochloric acid secretion.
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