Hormones - chemical messengers in the bloodstream that together with other systems in the body, help regulate most common voluntary and involuntary functions of the body like:

Digesting, absorbing and assimilating a meal requires precise coordination of a huge number of physiologic processes.

The hormones most important in controlling digestive function are synthesized within the gastrointestinal tract by cells scattered in the epithelium of the stomach and small intestine. The enteric endocrine system is the endocrine cells and the hormones they secrete.

Core information on gastrointestinal hormones is presented in the following topics:

Hormones are powerful. It takes only a tiny amount to cause big changes in cells or even your whole body. That is why too much or too little of a certain hormone can be serious

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