Secretin: A hormone made by glands in the small intestine that acts to stimulate pancreatic secretions. Commercially available secretin is either porcine (pigs) secretin or a synthesized form of human secretin. Secretin is of special historic interest because the word "hormone" was coined in 1902 by the English physiologists Wm. M. Bayliss and Ernest H. Starling in connection with their discovery of secretin, the first hormone ever found.
Secretin has been used as a treatment for autism, with no convincing scientific evidence for its effectiveness.
Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( sÃ„Â-krÃ„â€œt ' n ) n. A polypeptide hormone produced in the duodenum, especially on contact with acid, to ...
The small intestine is periodically assaulted by a flood of acid from the stomach, and it is important to put out that fire in a hurry to avoid acid burns.
Learn about the prescription medication SecreFlo (Secretin), drug uses, dosage, side effects, drug interactions, warnings, reviews and patient labeling.
secretin (hormone), a digestive hormone secreted by the wall of the upper part of the small intestine (the duodenum). Secretin is a polypeptide made up of 27 amino acids.
October 16, 1998 The Use of Secretin To Treat Autism DISCLAIMER: Because its safety and efficacy have not been adequately tested for this purpose, the National ...