Definition of Autocrine

1. Adjective. (biology) (''of a hormone, neuropeptide...'' or ''about its effect or action'') That acts on the cell that produced it. ¹



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Definition of Autocrine

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Autocrine

1. Secretion of a substance, such as a growth factor, that stimulates the secretory cell itself. One route to independence of growth control is by autocrine growth factor production. (02 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autocrine

autocovariance
autocracies
autocracy
autocrat
autocratic
autocratical
autocratically
autocrator
autocratorical
autocrators
autocratrices
autocratrix
autocrats
autocrime
autocrimes
autocrine (current term)
autocrine communication
autocrine hypothesis
autocrine motility factor
autocritical
autocritique
autocritiques
autocross
autocrosses
autocue
autocues
autocycle
autocystoplasty
autocytolysin

Literary usage of Autocrine

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1. Carcinogenic Potency Database, Endocrine Disruptors edited by Lois Swirsky Gold (2000)
"... effect of an endocrine disruptor. that act via mechanisms directly involving receptors for hormones and autocrine or paracrine factors as well as agents ..."

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