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cholecystokinin

Pronunciation: ko'le-sis-to-ki'nin

Definition: A polypeptide hormone (the human peptide has 33 residues) liberated by the upper intestinal mucosa on contact with gastric contents; stimulates contraction of the gallbladder and secretion of pancreatic juice.

Synonym(s): CCK-pancreozymin, pancreozymin

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