Science / Biology / Secretion: The release of a substance in response to the presence of food or specific neural or hormonal stimulation.

Other Words for Secretion

Secretion Noun Synonyms: secreting, release, escape, oozing, seeping, seepage, discharge, discharging, leak, leaking, leakage, drip, dripping, drop, dropping, dribbling, trickling, trickle, running, drain, draining, emission, emitting, giving off, exudation, transudation, excreti

Tubular Secretion

Science / Biology / Tubular Secretion: The process in which ions and other waste products are transported into the distal tubules of the nephron. MORE

Addisons Disease

Health / Disease / Addisons Disease: A disease characterized by severe weakness, low blood pressure, and a bronzed coloration of the skin, due to decreased secretion of cortisol from the adrenal gland. MORE


Science / Biology / Semen: A mixture of sperm and various glandular secretions. MORE


Science / Biology / Bolus: A mass of chewed food mixed with salivary secretions that is propelled into the espohagus during the swallowing phase of digestion. MORE


Health / Disease / Biliousness: A complex of symptoms comprising nausea, abdominal discomfort, headache, and constipation--formerly attributed to excessive secretion of bile from the liver. MORE


Science / Astrology / Cycle: A planet's zodiacal period; the time it takes a planet to make on complete transit (revolution) of a horoscope. MORE