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secretagogue

Line breaks: se¦creta|gogue
Pronunciation: /sɪˈkriːtəɡɒɡ
 
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Definition of secretagogue in English:

noun

Physiology
A substance which promotes secretion: potent secretagogues for calcitonin
More example sentences
  • In vitro, they reduce the ciliary efficiency, and are potent airway mucus secretagogues.
  • However, other physicians favor using insulin secretagogues with insulin.
  • The combination of an insulin secretagogue and an insulin sensitizer addresses both processes.

Origin

early 20th century: from secrete1 + Greek agōgos 'leading'.

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