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Cholecystokinin

Descriptions of Cholecystokinin

Cholecystokinin: A 33-amino acid peptide secreted by the upper intestinal mucosa and also found in the central nervous system. It causes gallbladder contraction, release of pancreatic exocrine (or digestive) enzymes, and affects other gastrointestinal functions. Cholecystokinin may be the mediator of satiety.
Source: Diseases Database

Cholecystokinin : peptide secreted by the upper intestinal mucosa and also found in the central nervous system; causes gallbladder contraction, release of pancreatic exocrine (or digestive) enzymes, and affects other gastrointestinal functions; cholecystokinin may be a mediator of satiety.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Cholecystokinin

Cholecystokinin: Cholecystokinin is a hormone produced by the mucosa in the duodenum of the small intestine. When partially digested food mixed with gastric juice enters the duodenum, cholecystokinin is released, stimulating the production and secretion of pancreatic enzymes by the pancreas. Pancreatic enzymes then help to further digest chyme.

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