Cretin example sentences



Endocrine cells present in different parts of the gastro-intestinal tract secrete four major peptide hormones, namely gastrin, secretin, cholecystokinin (CCK) and gastric inhibitory peptide (GIP).Hypothyroidism during pregnancy causes defective development and maturation of the growing baby leading to stunted growth (cretinism), mental retardation, low intelligence quotient, abnormal skin, deaf-mutism, etc.The gastrointestinal tract secretes gastrin, secretin, cholecystokinin and gastric inhibitory peptide.Secretin acts on the exocrine pancreas and stimulates secretion of water and bicarbonate ions.

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