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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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.
Contributing factors include "jostling" of the intestines, reduced blood flow to the intestines as the body diverts blood flow to the working muscles, changes in intestinal hormones, altered absorption and dehydration.