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cholecystokinin

Definitions of cholecystokinin
  1. noun
    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
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    GI hormones, gastrointestinal hormone
    hormones that affect gastrointestinal functioning
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