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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: en'ter-o-gas'tron


A hormone, obtained from intestinal mucosa, which inhibits gastric secretion and motility; secretion of enterogastrone is stimulated by exposure of duodenal mucosa to dietary lipids. Some effects attributed to enterogastrone may be due to glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide.

Synonym(s): anthelone E, enteroanthelone

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