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Secretin

Descriptions of Secretin

Secretin: A hormone of the duodenal mucosa that activates pancreatic secretion and lowers the blood sugar level. (USAN and the USP Dictionary of Drug Names, 1994, p597)
Source: Diseases Database

Secretin : strongly basic polypeptide hormone secreted by the duodenal and jejunal mucosa that activates pancreatic secretion and lowers the blood sugar level; it has a lesser stimulatory effect on bile and intestinal secretion.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Secretin

Secretin: Secretin is a hormone produced by the mucosa in the duodenum of the small intestine. When partially digested food mixed with gastric juice enters the duodenum, secretin is released, stimulating the production and secretion of bicarbonate juice by the pancreas. Bicarbonate juice, which is an alkaline fluid, neutralizes the acidity of gastric juices from the stomach in order to prevent erosion and ulceration of the duodenal mucosa.

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