1. a gastrointestinal hormone that stimulates the secretion of water and bicarbonate from the pancreas and bile ducts whenever the stomach empties too much acid into the small intestine
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  • Working in secretIn Zabul's provincial police headquarters, the lack of resources for policewomen and the extent of the community's hostility toward them is clear. Fighting is cultural, criminal for Afghan policewomen
  • What is contractibility without muscular fibre, or secretion without a secreting gland? What is Darwinism?
  • These 'nonvisual' light responses have been suggested to be predominantly mediated by the novel photopigment melanopsin Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) belongs to the vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP)/glucagons/secretin family and plays pleiotropic roles as a neurotransmitter, neuromodulator and neurotrophic factor PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • Secretin and other hormones of similar nature are built up of amino acid chains containing more than a dozen and less than a hundred amino acids and are therefore sometimes called polypeptide hormones rather than protein hormones. The Human Brain
  • Protein-secreting cells in the oviduct lining add a thickening layer to its membrane, and then coat it with about half the final volume of the egg white, or albumen from the Latin albus, meaning “white”. On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
  • Next to occur would have been the evolution of nectaries, nectar-secreting structures, to lure the pollinators. False Fear? - The Panda's Thumb
  • Scents may vary as the river’s fringe; but only a delicate blend is recognised — the breathings of honey-secreting flowers and of sapful plants free from all uncleanliness. Tropic Days
  • There were plenty of professors who were forever assiduously browsing in vales of Enna and on Pentelican slopes among the vestiges of antiquity, slowly secreting lacteous facts, and not one of them would have raised his head from that exquisite pasturage, though Pan had made music through his pipe of reeds. Among My Books First Series
  • Here a complicated set of tropisms is involved from thigmotropism, or response to touch when the insect lights on the leaf, to a chemotropism in the secreting of digestive juices.
  • Remembering that the bursal membrane is a synovia-secreting one, and bearing in mind what happens in ordinary synovitis and arthritis (with which, of course, this may be very closely compared), we shall first expect changes in the bursal contents. Diseases of the Horse's Foot
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