intestinal hormone


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intestinal hormone

[in′tes·tən·əl ′hȯr‚mōn]
(biochemistry)
Either of two hormones, secretin and cholecystokinin, secreted by the intestine.
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These novel molecules simultaneously stimulate two receptors (GLP-1 and GIP) and consequently maximize metabolic effects compared to each of the individual molecules, or currently available medicines that are based on individual intestinal hormones.
Running jostles the intestines, reduces blood flow to the intestines as the body sends more blood to the exercising muscles, stimulates changes in intestinal hormones that hasten transit time, and alters absorption rate.
Studies in the past decades have proven that intestinal hormones play an important role in the activities of digestive enzymes (Koldovsky et al.