autacoid

[n] - any physiologically active internal secretion especially one of uncertain classification
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Autacoid

An autacoid is a biological substance secreted by various cells whose physiological activity is restricted to the vicinity of its release; it is often referred to as local hormone.
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autacoid

A substance, formed metabolically by one set of cells, which alters the function of other cells. (This term is sometimes used in place of the term hormone.) [aut-+ G. Akos, relief, resource ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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autacoid

autocoid noun any physiologically active internal secretion especially one of uncertain classification
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autacoid

(aw´tә-koid) local hormone.
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autacoid

autacoid, autacoidal An organic substance formed by cells of an organ and carried by the circulatory system to a remote site where it affects another organ.
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autacoid

Type: Term Pronunciation: aw′tă-koyd Synonyms: autocoid
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Autacoid

An autacoid is a biological substance secreted by various cells whose physiological activity is restricted to the vicinity of its release; it is often referred to as local hormone.
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Autacoid

Autacoids or `autocoids` are biological factors which act like local hormones, have a brief duration, and act near the site of synthesis. The word autacoids comes from the Greek `Autos` (self) and `Acos` (relief, i.e. drug). The effect of autacoids are mostly localized but large amounts can be produced and moved into circulation. Autacoids m...
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