secretory

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Related to secretory cells: secretion, Golgi body, Adipose cells

se·cre·to·ry

 (sĭ-krē′tə-rē)
adj.
Relating to or performing secretion.

secretory

(sɪˈkriːtərɪ) or

secretive

adj
(Physiology) of, relating to, or producing a secretion: a secretory cell; secretory function.

se•cre•to•ry

(sɪˈkri tə ri)

adj.
1. pertaining to secretion.
2. performing the process of secretion.
[1685–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.secretory - of or relating to or producing a secretion; " a secretory cell"
Translations

secretory

adj gland etcsekretorisch

se·cre·to·ry

a. secretor-a, que tiene la propiedad de secretar;
___ capillariescapilares secretores;
___ carcinomacarcinoma ___;
___ fiberfibra ___;
___ nervenervio ___.

secretory

adj secretorio
References in periodicals archive ?
However, secretory cells can be impacted during the acute effect phase.
Morphologically complex folds were formed on surfaces of anterior and middle intestines where many secretory cells were present.
In addition, the presence of oxytocin receptor in mammary epithelial cells and its dynamic changes enable the binding of oxytocin to secretory cells during lactation in mammalian species [33].
Skin tests with this reagent produce secretory cells similar to those in sarcoidosis.
Like in humans, the mouse prostate contains glands (acini) and ducts with epithelial cell types that include columnar luminal secretory cells, basal cells (less abundant and in discontinuous layers in mice), and neuroendocrine cells [34].
Loss of ER homeostasis activates the ER stress response, a crucial adaptive mechanism in secretory cells, which serves to dynamically expand ER size and capacity to meet the functional demand placed on the exocytosis pathway [112].
Dickey has identified components of the molecular mechanism within the mucus secretory cells of the airway lining epithelium as possible targets that could decrease the hypersecretion of mucus.
In contrast to apocrine hidrocystomas, decapitation secretion, periodic acid Schiff-positive and diastase- resistant granules in secretory cells and myoepithelial cells are absent in eccrine hidrocystomas.
Twenty chapters are divided into four parts: neurons: excitable and secretory cells that establish synapses; ionotropic and metabotropic receptors in synaptic transmission; somato-dendritic processing and plasticity of postsynaptic potentials; the hippocampal network.
The luminal secretory cells contain cytoplasmic golden yellow brown water insoluble lipoprotein pigment granules which are PAS positive, sudan black positive and stains with Ziehl-Neelsen acid fast method.