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cholecystokinin

[koh-luh-sis-tuh-kahy-nin, kol-uh-]
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noun
  1. a hormone secreted by the upper portion of the intestine that stimulates contraction of the gallbladder and increases secretion of pancreatic juice. Abbreviation: CCK
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Origin of cholecystokinin

First recorded in 1925–30; cholecyst + -o- + -kinin
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British Dictionary definitions for cholecystokinin

cholecystokinin

noun
  1. a hormone secreted by duodenal cells that stimulates the contraction of the gall bladder and secretion of pancreatic enzymesAlso called: pancreozymin
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cholecystokinin in Medicine

cholecystokinin

(kō′lĭ-sĭs′tə-kīnĭn)
n.
  1. A polypeptide hormone produced principally by the small intestine in response to the presence of fats, causing contraction of the gallbladder, release of bile, and secretion of pancreatic digestive enzymes.pancreozymin
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