enterostatin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A protein produced by the pancreas after food is ingested that inhibits insulin secretion and may help regulate fat intake and reduce body weight.
Origin: entero- + -stat + -in.
enterostatin - Medical Definition
A substance produced in the pancreas that initiates a sensation of fullness, which may lead to decreased food consumption and weight loss.