secretion has definitions from the fields of biology,medicine
[ noun ] (biology,medicine) the organic process of synthesizing and releasing some substance



Used in print

(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)

Since the circulating thyroid_hormones are the amino_acids thyroxine and tri-iodothyronine ( cf. Section C ) , it is clear that some mechanism must exist in the thyroid_gland for their release from proteins before secretion .

This appears to result from both a reduced amount of the iodine substrate and a more rapid secretion of newly iodinated thyroglobulin .

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

The pain became thus the symbol for food and elicited salivary secretion ( conditioned_reflex ) .

[ noun ] (biology) a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell

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(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

Physiological experiments and clinical observations have shown that these procedures influence the hypothalamically controlled hypophyseal secretions and increase sympathetic discharges .