Definition: A hormone, formed by the epithelial cells of the duodenum under the stimulus of acid contents from the stomach, which incites secretion of pancreatic juice; used as a diagnostic aid in the diagnosis of pancreatic exocrine disease and as an adjunct in obtaining desquamated pancreatic cells for cytologic examination.
[secrete + -in]
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