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Cholecystokinin

A peptide, of about 33 amino acids, secreted by the upper INTESTINAL MUCOSA and also found in the central nervous system. It causes gallbladder contraction, release of pancreatic exocrine (or digestive) enzymes, and affects other gastrointestinal functions. Cholecystokinin may be the mediator of satiety.

Year introduced: PANCREOZYMIN was heading 1963-1976 (Prov 1963-1966), was see under GASTROINTESTINAL HORMONES 1963-1966

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Tree Number(s): D06.472.317.152, D12.644.120

MeSH Unique ID: D002766

Registry Number: 9011-97-6

Entry Terms:

  • Uropancreozymin
  • Pancreozymin
  • CCK-33
  • Cholecystokinin 33

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