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ghrelin

Definitions of ghrelin
  1. noun
    a gastrointestinal hormone produced by epithelial cells lining the fundus of the stomach; appears to be a stimulant for appetite and feeding, but is also a strong stimulant of growth hormone secretion from the anterior pituitary
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    GI hormones, gastrointestinal hormone
    hormones that affect gastrointestinal functioning
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