ALL meanings of cholecystokinin

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  • noun cholecystokinin a hormone secreted by duodenal cells that stimulates the contraction of the gall bladder and secretion of pancreatic enzymes 3
  • noun cholecystokinin a polypeptide hormone secreted by the upper intestinal lining, that activates the gallbladder and pancreas: its presence in the brain is associated with loss of appetite 3
  • noun cholecystokinin A hormone that is secreted by cells in the duodenum and stimulates the release of bile into the intestine and the secretion of enzymes by the pancreas. 1
  • noun cholecystokinin a hormone secreted by the upper portion of the intestine that stimulates contraction of the gallbladder and increases secretion of pancreatic juice. Abbreviation: CCK. 1
  • noun cholecystokinin (biochemistry) Any of several peptide hormones that stimulate the digestion of fat and protein; abbreviated to CCK. 0
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