Definition of secretion:
- Any substance or fluid secreted, or elaborated and emitted, as the gastric juice.
- The act of secreting or concealing; as, the secretion of dutiable goods.
- The act of secreting; the process by which material is separated from the blood through the agency of the cells of the various glands and elaborated by the cells into new substances so as to form the various secretions, as the saliva, bile, and other digestive fluids. The process varies in the different glands, and hence are formed the various secretions.
- discharge (part of speech: verb)
- expulsion (part of speech: noun)
- excretion (part of speech: noun)
- "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
- "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
The only result of this plan is, to cause an unnatural degree of fulness in the system, which places the nurse on the brink of disease, and which of itself frequently puts a stop to the secretion of the milk, instead of increasing it.- "The Maternal Management of Children, in Health and Disease.", Thomas Bull, M.D..