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[mass noun] A synthetic peptide which has the same action as the hormone gastrin. It is used to promote gastric secretions prior to sampling them for tests.
- ‘A synthetic compound based on this sequence, pentagastrin, is used clinically for tests of gastric acid secretion.’
- ‘A single 10 mg dose of omeprazole has a modest effect on acid secretion, but after five days of continuing therapy, a 93% reduction in basal secretion and a 66% reduction in pentagastrin is seen.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.