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Search Results for: autocrine signaling

Autocrine signaling

Definition noun A form of cell signaling in which a cell secretes an autocrine agent (e.g. hormone or chemical messenger)... Read More

Cell signaling

Definition noun The process of communication occurring between the cells and within the cell Supplement Cell signaling is... Read More

Eicosanoid

Definition noun, plural: eicosanoids Any of the substances derived from arachidonic acid or other polyunsaturated fatty... Read More

Neurohormone

Definition noun, plural: neurohormones Any of the various hormones secreted by neuroendocrine cells Supplement A... Read More

Autocrine

Definition adjective Of, relating to, or being a substance that acts on surface receptors of the same cell that produced... Read More

Paracrine signaling

Definition noun A form of cell signaling in which the target cell is near the signal-releasing cell. Supplement Examples of... Read More

Hormone

Definition noun, plural: hormones (physiology) Any of the substances produced and secreted by an endocrine gland, and then... Read More

Growth hormone

Definition noun, plural: growth hormones A polypeptide hormone that in humans and other animals essentially promotes... Read More

Paracrine

Definition adjective Of or relating to a hormone or to a secretion released by (endocrine) cells into the adjacent cells or... Read More