Functional, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Aspects of Gastrointestinal Hormones

Monjur Ahmed, Sarah Ahmed


Gastrointestinal (GI) hormones are essential to many physiologic functions in our body. They have many GI and extra-GI functions. Some of the functions of these hormones, which have GI and extra-GI sources, are still unknown. Specific GI hormones can affect the brain to control food intake, while others can proliferate normal and neoplastic tissue when their receptors are expressed in certain neoplasms. GI hormones also have many diagnostic and therapeutic roles. Physiologic and pathophysiologic aspects as well as the diagnostic and therapeutic values of GI hormones are elaborated in this review.

Gastroenterol Res. 2019;12(5):233-244


Gastrointestinal hormones; Functions of gut hormones; Diagnostic roles of gut hormones; Therapeutic roles of gut hormones; Effect of gut hormones on neoplastic proliferations

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