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Autocrine systems

Synonym(s)

  • autocrine

Definition(s)

one of three fundamental types (with paracrine and endocrine) of cellular regulation by intercellular diffusible factors, where the diffusible factor exerts a regulatory influence primarily on the same cell that secreted it.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Organ systems involved in self-stimulation through cellular production of a factor and a specific receptor for it.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: January 27, 2015