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noun as in discharge

noun as in substance released

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It can also be transmitted from respiratory secretions during prolonged face-to-face contact, or during intimate physical contact, such as kissing, cuddling or sex.

The drug protects the stomach by reducing acid secretion, increasing mucus production, and changing blood flow in the lining of the organ.

That includes respiratory and nasal secretions, spit, urine, feces, and semen—meaning a flushed tissue from someone with monkeypox can register the virus in wastewater.

In addition to the pounds dropped, he adds that there may be secretion of hormones as a result of the surgical reconfiguration of the gastrointestinal tract that makes remission more likely.

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Jillian, who has always had an independent spirit, cannot clear secretions from her lungs on her own and requires round-the-clock care in the family’s home, which has been transformed to meet her needs.

Putty-colored or "acholic" stools occur when bile is deficient, either from obstruction to outflow or from deficient secretion.

The animals become indisposed, and the secretion of milk is much lessened.

Though, of course, there is the possibility that literature is a morbid secretion, and abhors health!

This cage is lined within by a smooth membrane which is kept constantly moist by its own secretion.

Expectorantia, L. Medicines that promote the secretion of the trachial and bronchial mucus.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to secretion, such as: excretion, flow, movement, seepage, and suppuration.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.