Definition of cholecystokinin in English:

cholecystokinin

Line breaks: chole|cysto|kinin
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒlɪˌsɪstə(ʊ)ˈkʌɪnɪn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Biochemistry
A hormone which is secreted by cells in the duodenum and stimulates the release of bile into the intestine and the secretion of enzymes by the pancreas.
More example sentences
  • When fatty food passes from the stomach into the intestine, the gall bladder is stimulated to contract by cholecystokinin, a hormone released from the lining of the intestine.
  • This helps stimulate the release of cholecystokinin, a hormone that signals the brain to stop eating.
  • Proteins and fat (which is usually in high protein low carbohydrate foods) cause your body to release cholecystokinin, a hormone that contributes to the feeling of fullness.

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