What does gastrin mean?

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ˈgæs trɪngas·trin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. polypeptide hormone secreted by the mucous lining of the stomach; when peptides and amino acids are present in the small intestine the secretion of gastric acid is stimulated


  1. A hormone that stimulates the production of gastric acid in the stomach

    Etymology: γαστήρ + -in


  1. In humans, gastrin is a peptide hormone that stimulates secretion of gastric acid by the parietal cells of the stomach and aids in gastric motility. It is released by G cells in the antrum of the stomach, duodenum, and the pancreas. It binds to cholecystokinin B receptors to stimulate the release of histamines in enterochromaffin-like cells, and it induces the insertion of K+/H+ ATPase pumps into the apical membrane of parietal cells. Its release is stimulated by peptides in the lumen of the stomach.

Editors Contribution

  1. A type of natural hormone created in moderation within the body of a human being.

    Gastrin is secreted in the stomach.

    Submitted by on September 6, 2020  

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  1. The numerical value of gastrin in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. The numerical value of gastrin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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