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motilin

Pronunciation: mo-til'in

Definition: A 22-amino acid polypeptide occurring in duodenal mucosa as a controller of normal gastrointestinal motor activity; in minute (ng) doses, it induces powerful motor activity increases in the fundic gland area and antral pouches of the stomach, with an increase in pepsin output from the fundic gland.

[motility + -in]

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