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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Science and Mathematics.

n. a hormone produced by stomach cells that increases appetite and stimulates secretion of growth hormone (levels increase before meals and decrease thereafter). Its receptors...

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ghrelin

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Science and Mathematics.

n. a hormone produced by stomach cells that increases appetite and stimulates secretion of growth hormone (levels increase before meals and decrease thereafter). Its receptors...

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ghrelin <i>n.</i>

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 47 words.

a hormone produced by stomach cells that acts in the hypothalamus to increase appetite and stimulate secretion of growth hormone. Ghrelin levels are lower in obese individuals (suggesting...

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ghrelin <i>n.</i>

Edited by Elizabeth Martin.

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 56 words.

a hormone produced by stomach cells that increases appetite and stimulates secretion of growth hormone (levels increase before meals and decrease thereafter). Its receptors and site of...

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Ghrelin and cell differentiation

Geyang Xu, Yin Li, Wenjiao An and Weizhen Zhang.

in Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica

October 2008; p ublished online October 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biochemistry. 0 words.

Ghrelin, an endogenous ligand for the growth hormone secretagogue receptor, is a gastric hormone that has been found to have a wide variety of biological functions. This review summarizes...

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Ghrelin: Update 2003

in Nutrition Reviews

March 2003; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. 0 words.

Ghrelin is a recently described peptide hormone that is secreted by endocrine cells in the gastrointestinal tract. Although its initial discovery was as a novel growth hormone secretagogue,...

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ghrelin

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 125 words.

A peptide hormone that is secreted chiefly by cells in the stomach lining and increases hunger by stimulating the release

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ghrelin

Edited by Robert Hine and Elizabeth Martin.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 144 words.

A peptide hormone that is secreted chiefly by cells in the stomach lining when the stomach is empty, and increases

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ghrelin

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 78 words.

A peptide hormone (28 aa) that is the endogenous ligand for the G-protein-coupled growth hormone secretagogue (GHS) receptor.

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ghrelin

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 67 words.

A peptide hormone secreted by cells in the gastro-intestinal tract that both stimulates the secretion of growth hormone and regulates

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ghrelin

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 67 words.

A peptide hormone secreted mainly by cells in the stomach that both stimulates the secretion of growth hormone and regulates

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ghrelin

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 56 words.

n. a hormone produced by stomach cells that increases appetite and stimulates secretion of growth hormone (levels increase before meals

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ghrelin

Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

P ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 14 words.

A hormone that has been nicknamed the ‘hunger hormone’. See also obesity gene.

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ghrelin

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 74 words.

a 28‐residue acylated polypeptide hormone secreted by endocrine cells of the stomach and duodenum in the human and rat. It

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Structure, regulation and function of ghrelin

Takahiro Sato, Yuki Nakamura, Yuki Shiimura, Hideko Ohgusu, Kenji Kangawa and Masayasu Kojima.

in The Journal of Biochemistry

February 2012; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biochemistry. 5416 words.

Ghrelin is a stomach hormone that acts as an endogenous ligand of orphan G-protein-coupled receptor. Ghrelin is a 28-amino acid peptide existing in two major forms: n-octanoyl-modified...

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Ghrelin fluctuation, what determines its production?

Xuefeng Yin, Yin Li, Geyang Xu, Wenjiao An and Weizhen Zhang.

in Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica

March 2009; p ublished online March 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biochemistry. 5531 words.

Ghrelin, a 28 amino acid gut brain peptide, acts as an endogenous ligand for its receptor, the growth hormone secretagogue receptor, to exercise a variety of functions ranging from...

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A Critical Interaction: Leptin and Ghrelin

Jonathan Williams and Sohrab Mobarhan.

in Nutrition Reviews

November 2003; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. 0 words.

Continuing research has increased our understanding of regulatory factors involving appetite, food intake, and energy metabolism. There appears to be a complex interaction among insulin,...

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INCREASED FASTING PLASMA GHRELIN LEVELS DURING ALCOHOL ABSTINENCE

DAI-JIN KIM, SU-JUNG YOON, BOMOON CHOI, TAE-SUK KIM, YOUNG SUP WOO, WON KIM, HUGH MYRICK, BRADLEY S. PETERSON, YOUNG BIN CHOI, YONG-KU KIM and JAESEUNG JEONG.

in Alcohol and Alcoholism

January 2005; p ublished online November 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology. 3035 words.

Aims: Ghrelin is a peptide hormone that antagonizes the action of leptin and is thereby thought to regulate feeding behaviour. The actions of ghrelin and leptin appear to be...

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Ghrelin Levels in Children with Congenital Heart Disease

Manal E. Kandil, Amany Elwan, Yasser Hussein, Wafaa Kandeel and Maha Rasheed.

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

October 2009; p ublished online March 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Paediatrics. 2687 words.

Background: Ghrelin is a novel growth hormone-releasing peptide that causes a positive energy balance by stimulating food intake and inducing adiposity and has effects on...

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ghrelin <i>n.</i>

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 45 words.

a hormone produced by stomach cells that acts in the hypothalamus to increase appetite and stimulate secretion of growth hormone.

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ghrelin <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth Martin and Tanya McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 45 words.

a hormone produced by stomach cells that acts in the hypothalamus to increase appetite and stimulate secretion of growth hormone.

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