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 (păr′ə-krĭn′, -krēn′)
Of or relating to the release of locally acting substances from endocrine cells.

[German parakrin : Greek para-, para- + Greek krīnein, to separate; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Physiology) relating to a hormone whose release only affects tissue surrounding the gland that secreted it
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