cholecystokinin definition

  • noun:
    • A hormone produced principally by the tiny bowel in response towards the presence of fats, causing contraction of gallbladder, launch of bile, and secretion of pancreatic digestive enzymes. Also referred to as pancreozymin.
    • Any of a few peptide hormones that stimulate the digestion of fat and protein; abbreviated to CCK.
    • a gastrointestinal hormones that promotes the secretion of pancreatic enzymes in addition to contraction and emptying associated with the gall kidney; its release is activated by the existence of fatty acids and amino acids inside little intestine

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