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cholecystokinin


  • 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

  • New are the hormones secretin and cholecystokinin.
  • Giving obese patients a synthetic form of cholecystokinin before meals tricks the body into feeling full, so patients eat less.
  • The first, a peptide released by the upper intestine called cholecystokinin (CCK), is the most fleeting of the three, reaching the brain and increasing the feeling of heavy .

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