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What's the difference between secretin and urogastrone? Both of them did inhibit the secretion of gastric juice right?

What's the difference between secretin and urogastrone? Both of them did inhibit the secretion of gastric juice right?

Secretin/urogastrone: Urogastrone is a polypeptide secreted by the salivary glands and by brunner's glands, which is a potent inhibitor of gastric acid secretion. Secretin is a digestive hormone secreted by small intestine. Secretin causes the pancreas to release digestive enzymes which break down food and help the body absorb nutrients. Secretin inhibits gastric acid secretion. ...Read more

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Any use of secretin for autism?

Any use of secretin for autism?

No: How convenient it would be if you just needed to give a shot to cure autism. Unfortunately, this is not the case. ...Read more

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Any use of secretin for autism?

No: How convenient it would be if you just needed to give a shot to cure autism. Unfortunately, this is not the case. ...Read more

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Explain the role of secretin in regulating bile and pancreatic juices?

Explain the role of  secretin in regulating bile and pancreatic juices?

Important hormone: Secretin is important in digestion. When stomach acid flows into the duodenum (small intestine) secretin is released. The secretin stimulates the pancreas to release bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) which helps digest food. It also enhances the function of cck which is important in gallbladder function. Secretin is stopped from working when the ph of the stomach is blocked with certain medications. ...Read more

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What's the difference between secretin and urogastrone? Both of them did inhibit the secretion of gastric juice right?

Secretin/urogastrone: Urogastrone is a polypeptide secreted by the salivary glands and by brunner's glands, which is a potent inhibitor of gastric acid secretion. Secretin is a digestive hormone secreted by small intestine. Secretin causes the pancreas to release digestive enzymes which break down food and help the body absorb nutrients. Secretin inhibits gastric acid secretion. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the hormone, secretin, protect the small intestine ?

Can you tell me how the hormone, secretin, protect the small intestine ?

Secretin has: many actions and works in combination with other gi hormones. It stimulates bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and limits acid secretion, so I guess in some small way it "protects" the small intestine, but that's not it's major function. ...Read more

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Is the accuracy high for finding early pancreatic cancer with normal MRCP (not the Secretin-enhanced MRCP)?

Is the accuracy high for finding early pancreatic cancer with normal MRCP (not the Secretin-enhanced MRCP)?

Depends: The secretin-enhanced MRCP is a technique to help image the pancreatic duct. The MRCP is just one arrow in the quiver to diagnose hepato-biliary and pancreatic disease non-invasively; especially in the setting of painless jaundice. It can often direct the next step along the diagnostic process. ...Read more

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