secretagogue
noun Etymology: secretion + -agogue Date: 1919 a substance stimulating secretion (as by the stomach or pancreas)

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  • secretagogue — An agent that promotes secretion; e.g., acetylcholine, gastrin, secretin. SYN: secretogogue. [secreta + G. agogos, drawing forth] * * * se·cre·ta·gogue also se·cre·to·gogue si krēt ə .gäg n a substance that stimulates secretion (as by the stomach …   Medical dictionary

  • secretagogue — [sɪ kri:təgɒg] noun Physiology a substance which promotes secretion. Origin early 20th cent.: from secrete1 + Gk agōgos leading …   English new terms dictionary

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