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n. Abbr. CCK
A 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. Also called pancreozymin.


(Biochemistry) a hormone secreted by duodenal cells that stimulates the contraction of the gall bladder and secretion of pancreatic enzymes. Also called: pancreozymin


(ˌkoʊ ləˌsɪs təˈkaɪ nɪn, ˌkɒl ə-)

a hormone secreted by the upper intestine that stimulates contraction of the gallbladder and increases secretion of pancreatic juice. Abbr.: CCK


A hormone that causes the gallbladder to contract and so release bile into the duodenum.
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Noun1.cholecystokinin - 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
gastrointestinal hormone, GI hormones - hormones that affect gastrointestinal functioning
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In the early post prandial state (< 4 hrs), the GB is contracted under the influence of intrinsic cholecystokinin stimulation and the bile fow from the liver has slim to no chance of entering it.
Effect of age and frailty on ghrelin and cholecystokinin responses to a meal test.
10) These include serotonin receptors (95 per cent of the body's serotonin is found in the gut), muscarinic, dopamine and opioid receptors, as well as receptors for locally released and systemic hormones such as cholecystokinin, corticotrophin, ghrelin and somatostatin.
The related release and detection of nutrients in the small intestine was confirmed by blood serum levels of the hormone cholecystokinin.
Peripheral satiety factors, such as cholecystokinin, including colestimide, a bile acid-binding resin are promising and being developed 18,741.
What is known is that excessive concentrations of cholecystokinin (CCK) and peptide YY occur in critical illness, and that high levels are correlated with feed intolerance and slow gastric emptying.
DLPA: regulates the release of the brain's hunger signaler, cholecystokinin
PI2 increases release of cholecystokinin (CCK), a natural factor used by the body to signal the brain that food has been eaten, and in turn helps to trigger feelings of fullness and satisfaction.
Interestingly, the immune system was using the hormone cholecystokinin, which usually stops feeding during daily meals to cause a reduction in weight and fat deposits.
For instance, studies have evaluated the role of cholecystokinin (CCK) in the regulation of satiety in operant conditioning and its function in reinforcement devaluation in "incentive" learning (Balleine & Dickinson, 1994; Gosnell & Hsiao, 1981).
Incretin physiology beyond glucagon-like peptide 1 and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide: cholecystokinin and gastrin peptides.