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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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The possible mechanisms involved in this process include decreased pancreatic polypeptide, glucagon, cholecystokinin, gastrin and gastrointestinal hormone levels, D cell damage reduction and improved somatostatin synthesis and release.
The gene-specific oligonucleotide primers for growth hormone (gh), growth hormone receptor (ghra), insulin-like growth factor 1a (igf-1a), insulin-like growth factor receptor a and b (igf-1r a and b), insulin-like growth factor binding protein 1 (igfbp-1), ghrelin (ghrl), cholecystokinin a (cck) and glucokinase (gck) were developed using Primer-BLAST (NCBI) (Ye et al.
99-101) Mice deficient in T7 trypsinogen exhibit a marked reduction in activation of trypsinogen but nevertheless exhibit comparable levels of acute and chronic experimental pancreatitis induced by repeated injections of cerulein, a cholecystokinin receptor (CCKR) agonist as observed in wild type mice.
To narrow down their search, Medrihan and Sagi focused on a particular group of cells called cholecystokinin (CCK)-expressing neurons in the part of the brain known as the dentate gyrus.
Effect of suckling on the release of oxytocin, prolactin, cortisol, gastrin, cholecystokinin, somatostatin and insulin in dairy cows and their calves.
Ethanol diet increases the sensitivity of rats to pancreatitis induced by cholecystokinin octapeptide.
Disturbed cholecystokinin secretion in patients with eating disorders.
The existence of cholecystokinin (CCK), a gastrointestinal hormone, was first suggested by physiologist Joy Simcha Cohen in 1905.
Energy intake, ghrelin, and cholecystokinin after different carbohydrate and protein preloads in overweight men.
First, the weight loss could stem from the "anorexia of aging," meaning that dysfunctional production of certain hormones such as cholecystokinin, leptin, cytokines, dynorphin, neuropeptide Y, and serotonin--or dysfunctional dietary intakes and energy metabolism could lead patients to eat less, which could in turn raise MCI risk.
The lipid content reduced the gastric emptying by increasing the cholecystokinin secretion in duodenum.
Cholecystokinin cholescintigraphy: Methodology and normal values using a lactose-free fatty-meal food supplement.