cholecystokinin cholecystokinin

Definition(s):

  • (n) a gastrointestinal hormone that stimulates the secretion of pancreatic enzymes and the contraction and emptying of the gall bladder; its release is stimulated by the presence of fatty acids and amino acids in the small intestine

Usage(s):

  1. New are the hormones secretin and cholecystokinin.
  2. Giving obese patients a synthetic form of cholecystokinin before meals tricks the body into feeling full, so patients eat less.
  3. Giving obese patients a synthetic form of cholecystokinin before meals tricks the body into feeling full, so patients eat less.
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