Adjective "gastrin" definition and examples

(Gastrin may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɡastrɪn/

Definitions and examples

noun

A hormone which stimulates secretion of gastric juice and is secreted into the bloodstream by the stomach wall in response to the presence of food.
  1. 'It's a complex story involving what may be misguided notions of why we have acid in the stomach in the first place, and the role of a hormone called gastrin.'
  2. 'The molecule closely simulates the hormone gastrin, which is involved with hydrochloric acid secretion.'

More definitions

1. a hormone that stimulates the secretion of gastric juice.

More examples(as adjective)

"secretions can be gastrin."

Origin

Early 20th century: from gastric + -in.