Definition of cholecystokinin in English:

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cholecystokinin

Pronunciation: /ˌkōləˌsistōˈkīnən/

noun

Biochemistry
A hormone that is secreted by cells in the duodenum and stimulates the release of bile into the intestine and the secretion of enzymes by the pancreas.
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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Syllabification: cho·le·cys·to·ki·nin

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