adjective Etymology: 1para- + -crine (as in endocrine) Date: 1972 of, relating to, promoted by, or being a substance secreted by a cell and acting on adjacent cells — compare autocrine

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  • Paracrine — Les cellules des organismes vivants échangent des signaux par l intermédiaire de molécules qui parviennent par la circulation sanguine (régulation endocrine) ou qui sont générés par la cellule elle même (régulation autocrine). Une régulation est… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • paracrine — Relating to a kind of hormone function in which the effects of the hormone are restricted to the local environment. Cf.:endocrine. [para + G. krino, to separate] * * * para·crine par ə krən, .krīn adj of, relating to, promoted by, or being a… …   Medical dictionary

  • paracrine — ˈparəkrən, ˌkrīn adjective Etymology: para (I) + crine (as in endocrine) : of, relating to, promoted by, or being a substance secreted by a cell and acting on adjacent cells paracrine stimulation of tumor growth M.B.Rettig et al compare …   Useful english dictionary

  • paracrine — Form of signalling in which the target cell is close to the signal releasing cell. Neurotransmitters and neurohormones are usually considered to fall into this category …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • paracrine — adjective Describing a hormone or other secretion released from endocrine cells into the surrounding tissue rather than into the bloodstream …   Wiktionary

  • paracrine — [ parəkrʌɪn] adjective Physiology relating to or denoting a regulatory cell which secretes a chemical signal that is rapidly taken up by a nearby cell. Origin 1970s: from para 1 + krinein to separate …   English new terms dictionary

  • paracrine — para·crine …   English syllables

  • paracrine — adj. describing a hormone that is secreted by an endocrine gland and affects the function of nearby cells, rather than being transported distally by the blood or lymph …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Paracrine signalling — Paracrine signaling is a form of cell signaling in which the target cell is near ( para = near) the signal releasing cell.A distinction is sometimes made between paracrine and autocrine signaling. Both affect neighboring cells, but whereas… …   Wikipedia

  • Paracrine regulator — is a cell of group of cells from the Diffuse Neuro Endocrine System (DNES) that produces amines or peptides.External link: * [ DNES] …   Wikipedia

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