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hormone


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hormone  \Hor"mone\  (h[^o]r"m[=o]n),  n.  [From  Gr  "orma`ein  to 
  excite.]  (Physiol.  Chem.) 
  A  chemical  substance  formed  in  one  organ  and  carried  in  the 
  circulation  to  another  organ  on  which  it  exerts  a  stimulating 
  effect;  thus  according  to  Starling,  the  gastric  glands  are 
  stimulated  by  a  hormone  from  the  pyloric  mucous  membrane. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hormone 
  n  :  an  endocrine  secretion  that  is  transmitted  by  the  blood  to 
  the  tissue  on  which  it  has  a  specific  effect  [syn:  {internal 
  secretion}] 




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