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Noun: cholecystokinin
  1. 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

Derived forms: cholecystokinins

Type of: gastrointestinal hormone, GI hormones

Encyclopedia: Cholecystokinin