Definition of pentagastrin in English:

pentagastrin

Syllabification: pen·ta·gas·trin
Pronunciation: /ˌpentəˈgastrin
 
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noun

Biochemistry
A synthetic peptide that has the same action as the hormone gastrin. It is used to promote gastric secretions prior to sampling them for tests.
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  • A synthetic compound based on this sequence, pentagastrin, is used clinically for tests of gastric acid secretion.
  • A single 10 mg dose of omeprazole has a modest effect on acid secretion, but after five days of continuing therapy, a 93% reduction in basal secretion and a 66% reduction in pentagastrin is seen.

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