GHRELIN

the peptide that is secreted by endocrine cells in the stomach that binds to growth hormone receptors in the hypothalamus and anterior pituitary. It stimulates our appetite and the release of growth hormones.

GHRELIN: "Ghrelin stimulates our appetite."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GHRELIN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ghrelin/ (accessed October 14, 2019).
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