vasoactive intestinal polypeptide

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vasoactive intestinal polypeptide n.
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A polypeptide hormone usually secreted by non-beta islet cell tumors of the pancreas, producing copious watery diarrhea and fecal electrolyte loss, resulting in hypokalemia.

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