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Related to enterogastrone: secretin, enterogastric reflex


A hormone released by the upper intestinal mucosa that inhibits gastric motility and secretion.


(Physiology) a hormone liberated by the upper intestinal mucosa when stimulated by fat: reduces peristalsis and secretion in the stomach
[C20: from entero- + gastro- + (horm)one]


(ˌɛn tə roʊˈgæs troʊn)
a hormone of the intestinal mucosa that retards gastric secretion and movement.
[1925–30; entero- + gastr(ic) + (horm) one]
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Brown of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, tried to isolate a hormone involved in the regulation of gastric acid secretion from pig intestinal extracts: enterogastrone. In collaboration with other researchers, he identified and isolated a hormone composed of 42 amino acids, to which he gave the name of "gastric inhibitory polypeptide" (GIP) [6], now also known as "glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide," since it was shown to be able to stimulate insulin secretion in a glucose-dependent manner; it is an incretin [7].
Enterogastrone and cholecystokinin are two hormones related to fat levels in the diet.