excretion vs secretion

excretion secretion


  • 1) Something being excreted in that manner.
  • 2) The process of removing or ejecting material that has no further utility, especially from the body; the act of excreting.
  • 3) The matter, such as urine or sweat, that is so excreted.
  • 4) The act or process of discharging waste matter from the blood, tissues, or organs.
  • 5) That which is excreted; excrement.
  • 6) The act of excreting.
  • 7) waste matter (as urine or sweat but especially feces) discharged from the body
  • 8) The substance excreted, as sweat or urine, or certain juices in plants.
  • 9) Synonyms Excretion, Secretion. Secretion is the more general word, and includes excretion. The latter is restricted to the elimination of useless or harmful substances from the body. Thus, the secretion of saliva or of milk would not be called excretion; but the latter term would be applied to the secretion of the urine. Both terms are applied to the products as well as to the functions.


  • 1) The act of hiding something.
  • 2) The act of secreting a substance, especially from a gland.
  • 3) Any substance that is secreted by an organism.
  • 4) The act of secreting or concealing.
  • 5) (Physiol.) The act of secreting; the process by which material is separated from the blood through the agency of the cells of the various glands and elaborated by the cells into new substances so as to form the various secretions, as the saliva, bile, and other digestive fluids. The process varies in the different glands, and hence are formed the various secretions.
  • 6) (Physiol.) Any substance or fluid secreted, or elaborated and emitted, as the gastric juice.
  • 7) the organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance
  • 8) a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
  • 9) Synonyms Excretion, Secretion. See excretion.
  • 10) In physiology:
  • 11) In vegetable physiology, the process by which substances are separated from the sap of vegetables.
  • 12) A mineral deposit formed in a fissure or cavity by growth inward from the walls: contrasted with concretion, which grows outward from a nucleus.
  • 13) In animal physiology, the process of preparing and separating substances by glandular activity.
  • 14) A substance or product secreted, or elaborated and emitted.


  • 1) That this whole wretched business has simply been one long, problematic excretion.
  • 2) It is believed that this is due to excretion of surplus hormone via Plumbing-Six.
  • 3) Anything about excretion is a huge hit with my boys.
  • 4) The last one brings its own problems though: the current record from ingestion to excretion is about forty minutes.
  • 5) The terms excretion and elimination are frequently used to describe the same process whereby a substance leaves the body.
  • 6) The long-term excretion of VDPV by some immunodeficient individuals (iVDPV) has been recognized since 1962
  • 7) Thus, the liver ranks above all others as an organ of excretion, that is, it separates material of no further use to the body.
  • 8) Creatine supplementation can cause an increase in urinary creatinine excretion, which is often used as an indicator of kidney function.
  • 9) Microalbuminuria is defined as excretion of between 30 and 300mg of albumin a day in the urine.
  • 10) Many ancient texts say that depression and even shortened lifespan are due to too much "excretion".
  • 11) Willett, Trends in 24-h urinary sodium excretion in the United States, 1957-2003: a systematic review.
  • 12) ‘The bound Hg is then removed from the organism by natural excretion.’
  • 13) ‘In the eukaryotic cell there are a number of places where specialized tasks, such as digestion of nutrients and excretion of wastes, take place.’
  • 14) ‘There is little evidence of virus excretion in urine or faeces.’
  • 15) ‘As a result, excretion of nitrogenous waste is reduced, and fluid and electrolyte balances cannot be maintained.’
  • 16) ‘While both urinary sodium excretion and blood pressure fell, the salt reduction may not have caused the fall in blood pressure.’
  • 17) ‘It is of particular concern with agents that are metabolized to an active metabolite with significant renal excretion.’
  • 18) ‘You need water for all bodily processes, including digestion, waste excretion, circulation and even breathing.’
  • 19) ‘Precipitant drugs modify the object drug's absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion or actual clinical effect.’
  • 20) ‘Furthermore, healthy persons taking chitosan have not shown clinically significant increases in fecal fat excretion.’
  • 21) ‘We accounted for factors that may be associated with nondietary exposure, and the metabolism and excretion of the residues.’
  • 22) ‘Pharmacologic control of hypertension reduces urine protein excretion and slows progression of the disease.’
  • 23) ‘In high dosages, aspirin tends to increase uric acid excretion, while lower dosages may cause its retention.’
  • 24) ‘Partial reabsorption is followed by renal excretion of conjugated metabolites.’
  • 25) ‘Treatment also tends to prolong the excretion of organisms in the stool and is associated with the development of resistant organisms.’
  • 26) ‘A normal study reveals immediate increased hepatic uptake with rapid excretion by the cardiac blood pool.’
  • 27) ‘Hepatic metabolism and the subsequent excretion of toxins are the primary means of detoxification in the body.’
  • 28) ‘In most cases of gout decreased urinary excretion of urate is the most common metabolic abnormality.’
  • 29) ‘If the kidneys are not doing their job of waste excretion properly, this can cause an overload on the liver and lead to some liver problems.’
  • 30) ‘Most carbohydrates appear to be wasted through excretion or stored as fat.’
  • 31) ‘The liver removes it from the blood, chemically modifies it, and secretes it into the bile for excretion.’
  • 32) ‘Infected dogs also shed the virus through bodily secretions and excretions.’
  • 33) ‘They're in a big apartment building which looks like an English housing estate from the outside but is clean, the lifts work, and there are no bodily excretions in sight or smell.’
  • 34) ‘Overnight, the margin for error was reduced to almost zero, since nobody wants to overtake his own bodily excretions as he reaches terminal velocity.’
  • 35) ‘Bodily excretions, for example, can be seen not merely as different but as disgusting.’
  • 36) ‘Lassa fever spreads by human to human contact, transmission occurring through contact with an infected person's blood, tissue, secretions, or excretions of an individual infected with the Lassa virus.’
  • 37) ‘These materials include all body fluids, secretions, and excretions except sweat, regardless of whether they contain visible blood, mucous membranes, and nonintact skin.’
  • 38) ‘They should be worn when the worker will come in contact with blood, body fluids, secretions and excretions, or with items that have been contaminated with these fluids.’
  • 39) ‘Direct contact with secretions and excretions, especially faeces from infected birds.’
  • 40) ‘Chen is keeping a detailed record of his daily life, work, volume of water consumed, excretions and feelings of hunger, so as to provide first-hand data for future medical research.’
  • 41) ‘The guidelines point out that you can only transmit the disease if you carry virus particles with you and you can only pick up and transmit the virus by having close contact with infected animals or their excretions.’
  • 42) ‘We are the Mr Clean society - devoted to eradicating every natural body odour and euphemizing every body function and its excretions.’
  • 43) ‘For example, Zimmerman implies that the excretions of wild creatures in the forest is no different from that of dogs.’
  • 44) ‘Because they have to swallow a radioactive capsule, their excretions are slightly radioactive.’
  • 45) ‘Susceptible birds become infected when they have contact with contaminated excretions or surfaces that are contaminated with excretions.’
  • 46) ‘The precursors of perfection in yoga, they say, are lightness and healthiness of the body, absence of desire, clear complexion, pleasantness of voice, sweet odor and slight excretions.’
  • 47) ‘These early materials were made from naturally occurring compounds such as animal excretions, pastes made from burnt wood, and natural deposits of antimony and lead ore.’
  • 48) ‘This increases the likelihood of spreading diseases between animals by direct contact and through eating bait contaminated with disease causing agents shed in feces, saliva or other excretions.’
  • 49) ‘Nevertheless, the number of viable individuals steadily decreases over time as the level of nutrients decrease and the levels of toxic excretions increase.’
  • 50) ‘Entering buildings that are rarely opened or only seasonally opened may also result in exposure to mice and their excretions, contributing to infection.’
  • 51) ‘And as one might imagine, an area that walruses use to rest between feedings is riddled with a substantial amount of walrus excretions.’


  • 1) Those talons would be used by the Farworlder during a Naming to mark an Avatar, to inject the secretion to complete the joining of minds.
  • 2) In diabetes the insulin secretion is out of order.
  • 3) This regulation of insulin secretion is maintained even when the pancreas is surgically reduced to one seventh of its normal mass, or when besides the intact pancreas in situ four others are grafted into the circulation.
  • 4) Basically, the evidence points to it being carbohydrates — sugar, flour and starchy vegetables — that cause the insulin secretion that put on fat.
  • 5) By stimulating insulin secretion, carbohydrates make us fat and ultimately cause obesity.
  • 6) The KATP channels (ATP-dependent potassium channels), which help to regulate insulin secretion in the beta cells, do not work properly in KATP HI.
  • 7) The precise mechanism of melatonin secretion in the body is not well understood.
  • 8) Potassium channels, which regulate insulin secretion in the beta cells, do not work properly in the focal beta cells.
  • 9) The unpleasant part of the experiment began when the participants had to spend half an hour in a draughty corridor after taking a hot bath, had to wear wet socks for the rest of the day, and were infected with nasal secretion from a cold sufferer.
  • 10) Bad calories come from foods that overstimulate insulin secretion – bread, potatoes, pasta, sugar, tropical fruits.
  • 11) It is well known that ingested food undergoes chemical and physical alterations under the influence of the secretion from the mucous membrane lining the stomach.
  • 12) ‘Status of various immune cells and intracellular secretion of cytokines were assessed by flow cytometry.’
  • 13) ‘Other drugs excreted via anionic tubular secretion have not been evaluated.’
  • 14) ‘Serous cell transport of urea may be analogous to secretion of uric acid, the major antioxidant in nasal secretions.’
  • 15) ‘They may affect the cycling endometrium by controlling vascular function through secretion of angiogenic growth factors.’
  • 16) ‘In this latter group, eradication of the infection has been reported to increase gastric acid secretion toward normal.’
  • 17) ‘The crucial point is that insulin secretion is regulated by carbohydrates.’
  • 18) ‘Lastly, dopamine has been shown to stimulate insulin secretion by a adrenergic mediated mechanism.’
  • 19) ‘Caffeine stimulates insulin secretion of pancreatic beta cells.’
  • 20) ‘For example, the systems in the brain that control hormone secretion are completely unconsciously controlled.’
  • 21) ‘A more complex system is seen in the control of pituitary hormone secretion.’
  • 22) ‘When the blood calcium level rises, the parathyroid glands sense the change and decrease their secretion of parathyroid hormone.’
  • 23) ‘Atropine sulfate was administered intravenously to reduce airway secretion.’
  • 24) ‘Hot winds will also reduce nectar secretion, thereby reducing flower attractiveness.’
  • 25) ‘There also is decreased chloride secretion into the airways and increased sodium and water reabsorption from the airway lumens.’
  • 26) ‘Therefore, we investigated relationships between energetic condition and several measures of corticosterone secretion.’
  • 27) ‘The secretion of saliva is prompted by the presence of food in the mouth.’
  • 28) ‘Chewing gum stimulates swallowing, as well as the secretion of alkaline saliva.’
  • 29) ‘The disulfide bonds form during the process of secretion from the cell in the endoplasmic reticulum.’
  • 30) ‘As a result, the predicted protein is missing the leader signal required for the secretion of pancreatic enzymes.’
  • 31) ‘Glucocorticoid secretion occurs in a circadian pattern and in response to stress.’
  • 32) ‘These infant teeth are used to scrape fatty secretions and other nourishing substances from the female's reproductive organs.’
  • 33) ‘Nausea lessens as the flow of saliva, bile and gastric secretions picks up.’
  • 34) ‘It also controls food intake, regulates body temperature, and hormonal secretions.’
  • 35) ‘Of course, if someone has severe pancreatitis induced by aspartame, it could influence both the secretions and insulin production.’
  • 36) ‘The hormone increases oil secretions, which can become trapped if dead skin cells are littering the skin's surface.’
  • 37) ‘Hepatitis B can be detected in semen, saliva, and cervical secretions.’
  • 38) ‘The flow of secretions from your stomach, liver, pancreas and small intestine may decrease.’
  • 39) ‘This antibody is found in body fluids such as tears, saliva, and other bodily secretions.’
  • 40) ‘Serial quantitative microbiologic studies of lower respiratory tract secretions can also define resolution end points.’
  • 41) ‘Fibrinogen is absent in saliva and is present in measurable amounts in lower respiratory tract secretions.’
  • 42) ‘In acute bacterial sinusitis, the nose merely acts as a conduit for eliminating purulent secretions produced in the sinuses.’
  • 43) ‘Young women produce only scant vaginal secretions, providing little barrier to HIV transmission.’
  • 44) ‘The utility of flexible bronchoscopy in the setting of retained secretions is aimed at clearing thick mucous secretions and plugs.’
  • 45) ‘Others produce glandular secretions known to repel adult ants.’
  • 46) ‘If you have a cold, your cough is likely caused by mucous secretions in the airway.’
  • 47) ‘Even patients with purulent secretions usually have viral infections and do not benefit from antibiotics.’
  • 48) ‘The gold standard for diagnosis of bacterial rhinosinusitis is sinus puncture with aspiration of purulent secretions.’
  • 49) ‘All urine collections must avoid contamination with menstrual blood, vaginal secretions and feces.’
  • 50) ‘The effect of pharmacological agents on the clearance of airways secretions has been debatable.’
  • 51) ‘Then they enter your intestines where secretions from your pancreas neutralize the stomach acids.’
  • 52) ‘During cardiopulmonary resuscitation the author recalls being " showered " with the patient's oral secretions.’

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