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Cholecystokinin (CCK) (Pancreazymin) Print E-mail

Dr. Kennedy Cholecystokinin (CCK) is 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 in response to the presence of food and by the hypothalamus. Hypothalamic cholecystokinin is a neurotransmitter. Called also pancreozymin.



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