Definition of Cholecystokinin

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Cholecystokinin: Abbreviated CCK. A polypeptide hormone that stimulates the contraction of the gallbladder with release of bile and the secretion of pancreatic enzymes into the small intestine. CCK is secreted by cells lining the upper intestine and by the hypothalamus. Hypothalamic cholecystokinin is a neurotransmitter. Called also pancreozymin.

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Pancreatitis is inflammation of an organ in the abdomen called the pancreas. See Answer

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