Definition 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.




Definition of Cholecystokinin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) Any of several peptide hormones that stimulate the digestion of fat and protein; abbreviated to CCK. ¹

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Definition of Cholecystokinin

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Medical Definition of Cholecystokinin

1. 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. Chemical name: Cholecystokinin (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cholecystokinin

cholecystic
cholecystis
cholecystitis
cholecystitises
cholecystocausis
cholecystocolostomy
cholecystoduodenal fistula
cholecystoduodenostomy
cholecystogastrostomy
cholecystogram
cholecystography
cholecystoileostomy
cholecystojejunostomy
cholecystokinase
cholecystokinetic
cholecystokinin (current term)
cholecystokinins
cholecystolithiasis
cholecystolithotripsy
cholecystomy
cholecystopaque
cholecystopathy
cholecystopexy
cholecystorrhaphy
cholecystosonography
cholecystostomy
cholecystotomies
cholecystotomy
cholecysts
choledoch

Literary usage of Cholecystokinin

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1. Schizophrenia, 1993: A Special Report edited by David Shore, Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"Nair, NPV; Lai, S.; and Bloom, D. cholecystokinin peptides, dopamine, and schizophrenia: A review. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharma- cology and Biological ..."

2. Nutrient Composition of Rations for Short-term, High-intensity Combat Operations by Institute of Medicine (U. S.), Fnb, High-stress Situations, Committee on Military Nutrition Research, National Academy of Sciences (2006)
"cholecystokinin and stomach distension combine to reduce food intake in humans. ... Elevated plasma cholecystokinin and appetitive ratings after consumption ..."

3. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"cholecystokinin, can be extracted from the duodenal ... cholecystokinin is a more powerful excitant of ..."

4. Hypochondriac's Guide to Hoodia Gordonii (H 57) by W. Frederick Zimmerman (ed.) (2005)
"The effect of this is to regulate NPY but also to increase cholecystokinin. The effect of cholecystokinin amongst other things is to S inhibit gastric ..."

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