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enterogastrone

/ˌɛntərəʊˈɡæstrəʊn/
noun
1.
a hormone liberated by the upper intestinal mucosa when stimulated by fat: reduces peristalsis and secretion in the stomach
Word Origin
C20: from entero- + gastro- + (horm)one
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enterogastrone en·ter·o·gas·trone (ěn'tə-rō-gās'trōn')
n.
A hormone released by the upper intestinal mucosa that inhibits gastric motility and secretion.

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a hormone secreted by the duodenal mucosa when fatty food is in the stomach or small intestine; it is also thought to be released when sugars and proteins are in the intestine. Enterogastrone is transported by the bloodstream to the glands and muscles of the stomach, where it inhibits gastric movements and secretions, possibly by blocking the production or activity of gastrin, the hormone that initially causes these functions. Enterogastrone may slow down stomach emptying by reducing the amount of acid produced. High acid content causes the valve between the stomach and intestine to relax, allowing food passage.

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