What is secrete?

  • (verb): Generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids.
    Example: "Secrete digestive juices"
    Synonyms: release
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on secrete, secretes:

Gland - Types
... Glands can be divided into 2 groups Endocrine glands — are glands that secrete their products through the basal lamina into the blood stream and lack a duct system ... Exocrine glands — secrete their products through a duct or directly onto the apical surface, the glands in this group can be divided into three groups Apocrine glands — a portion of the ... Holocrine glands — the entire cell disintegrates to secrete its substances (e.g ...
... Sclerocytes are specialised cells that secrete the mineralized structures in the body wall of some invertebrates ... In sponges they secrete calcareous or siliceous spicules which are found in the mesohyl layer of sponges ... In pairs, the sclerocytes secrete the minerals which create the spicules ...
Secretory Pathway - General Regulation
... Cells that secrete constitutively have Golgi apparatus scattered throughout the cytoplasm ... secretory pathway are usually apical or polarized, meaning that they secrete multiple classes of proteins ... Examples of cells that use regulated pathway are goblet cells (secrete mucus), beta cells of the pancreas (secrete insulin) and odontoblasts (secrete dentin) ...
Gastrin - Physiology - Function
... The presence of gastrin stimulates parietal cells of the stomach to secrete hydrochloric acid (HCl)/gastric acid ... on parietal cells stimulating them to secrete H+ ions ... Causes chief cells to secrete pepsinogen, the zymogen (inactive) form of the digestive enzyme pepsin ...
Spinal Cord - Structure - Embryology
... tube begins to develop, the notochord begins to secrete a factor known as Sonic hedgehog or SHH ... As a result, the floor plate then also begins to secrete SHH, and this will induce the basal plate to develop motor neurons ... Meanwhile, the overlying ectoderm secretes bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) ...

More definitions of "secrete":

  • (verb): Place out of sight; keep secret.
    Example: "The money was secreted from his children"

Famous quotes containing the word secrete:

    One has to secrete a jelly in which to slip quotations down people’s throats—and one always secretes too much jelly.
    Virginia Woolf (1882–1941)