cholecystokinin

noun
cho·​le·​cys·​to·​ki·​nin | \ ˌkō-lə-ˌsi-stə-ˈkī-nən How to pronounce cholecystokinin (audio) \

Definition of cholecystokinin

: a hormone secreted especially by the duodenal mucosa that regulates the emptying of the gallbladder and secretion of enzymes by the pancreas and that has been found in the brain

called also cholecystokinin-pancreozymin, pancreozymin

First Known Use of cholecystokinin

circa 1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cholecystokinin

New Latin cholecystis + English -o- + kinin

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The first known use of cholecystokinin was circa 1929

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“Cholecystokinin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cholecystokinin. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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cholecystokinin

noun
cho·​le·​cys·​to·​ki·​nin | \ -ˌsis-tə-ˈkī-nən How to pronounce cholecystokinin (audio) \

Medical Definition of cholecystokinin

: a hormone secreted especially by the duodenal mucosa that regulates the emptying of the gallbladder and secretion of enzymes by the pancreas and that has been found in the brain

called also cholecystokinin-pancreozymin, pancreozymin

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