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  • adjective Relating to the release of chemical substances from endocrine cells that bind to receptors on the same cell that produces them.

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  • adjective biology (of a hormone, neuropeptide... or about its effect or action) That acts on the cell that produced it.


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  • Of or relating to secretion of a hormone that stimulates the cell that produces it.

    January 6, 2008