gastrin


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gas·trin

 (găs′trĭn)
n.
A hormone secreted by glands in the mucous membrane of the stomach that stimulates the production of gastric juice.

gastrin

(ˈɡæstrɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) a polypeptide hormone secreted by the stomach: stimulates secretion of gastric juice

gas•trin

(ˈgæs trɪn)

n.
a hormone that stimulates the secretion of gastric juice.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gastrin - polypeptide hormone secreted by the mucous lining of the stomach; when peptides and amino acids are present in the small intestine the secretion of gastric acid is stimulated
gastrointestinal hormone, GI hormones - hormones that affect gastrointestinal functioning
Translations

gastrin

n. gastrina, hormona segregada por el estómago.

gastrin

n gastrina
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* Long-term PPI use can cause excessive secretion of gastrin, a stomach-produced hormone that has known, cancer-inducing effects, especially on liver tissue.
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The patient's serum gastrin level was 275 (pg/ml) and she was lost to follow up prior to completing further work up for possible Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
The upregulation of gastrin and cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2), which may contribute in the angiogenesis and tumor development in HP infection, has been shown to lead to lung cancer development (4).
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All the mice were genetically engineered to overexpress human gastrin, a characteristic that invariably leads them to develop gastric cancers.