Ghrelin hormone editEdit

«Ghrelin (pronounced /ˈɡrɛlɪn/), the "hunger hormone", also known as lenomorelin (INN), is a peptide hormone produced by ghrelinergic cells in the gastrointestinal tract[5][6] that functions as a neuropeptide in the central nervous system.[7] Besides regulating appetite, ghrelin also plays a significant role in regulating the distribution and rate of use of energy.[8]

When the stomach is empty, ghrelin is secreted. When the stomach is stretched, secretion stops.a It acts on hypothalamic brain cells both to increase hunger, and to increase gastric acid secretion and gastrointestinal motility to prepare the body for food intake.[9]

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Modified: 8 months ago on Dec 30, 2018
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