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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: du'o-krin'in

Definition: A postulated gastrointestinal hormone that is liberated by the contact of gastric contents with the intestine and that stimulates the secretory activity of the duodenal glands (Brunner glands).

[duodenum + G. krino, to secrete, + -in]

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