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  1. Gastrointestinal peptides

    The gastrointestinal hormones constitute a group of hormones secreted by enteroendocrine cells in the stomach, pancreas, and small intestine. This group of hormones regulate various functions of the digestive organs. Some of the major families are listed below.

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  2. Overview of gastrointestinal peptides in health and disease

    A regularly updated and peer reviewed webpage summarising the role of GI peptides in health and disease, with links to additional webpages covering other relevant topics, e.g. physiology of gastrin, ghrelin, pancreatic polypeptide, peptide YY, and neuropeptide Y, insulin action and physiology of somatostatin and its analogues.

    efaccena - 17/03/2016 - 11:48am

  3. orexigenic

    Orexigenic agents are appetite stimulants.

    efaccena - 16/03/2016 - 11:20am

  4. Endocrine peptides

    Endocrine peptides are the proteinaceous subset of the hormones produced by the glands of the endocrine system. The major endocrine glands include the pineal gland, pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, hypothalamus, gastrointestinal tract and adrenal glands. Endocrine hormones regulate a vast array of bodily functions including metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood.

    efaccena - 07/03/2016 - 2:09pm