ghrelin ghrelin

Definition(s):

  • (n) a gastrointestinal hormone produced by epithelial cells lining the fundus of the stomach; appears to be a stimulant for appetite and feeding, but is also a strong stimulant of growth hormone secretion from the anterior pituitary

Usage(s):

  1. All this research confirmed ghrelin's role in driving appetite, both when we really need to eat and when we merely expect to.
  2. Not only that, ghrelin may turn out to be one reason we feel hungry in the first place and why it's so hard for dieters to keep weight off.
  3. MC-4 is the neural gateway for ghrelin, leptin and up to 20 other chemicals.

News

  • New Research Shows Moderately Obese Patients can Benefit from the Work of Dr. Feiz

    LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The team at Dr. Feiz and Associates has become renowned for their life-changing weight loss surgeries. By performing procedures like sleeve gastrectomy, which involves removal of the hunger-stimulating ghrelin hormone from the stomach, the...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

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