Definition of cholecystokinin in English:

cholecystokinin

noun

mass nounBiochemistry
  • A hormone which is secreted by cells in the duodenum and stimulates the release of bile into the intestine and the secretion of enzymes by the pancreas.

    • ‘When fatty food passes from the stomach into the intestine, the gall bladder is stimulated to contract by cholecystokinin, a hormone released from the lining of the intestine.’
    • ‘Another hormone from the small intestine, cholecystokinin, works similarly to secretin.’
    • ‘Fiber contributes to the release of cholecystokinin, a hormone produced in the small intestine that triggers a sensation of satiety in the brain.’
    • ‘Proteins and fat (which is usually in high protein low carbohydrate foods) cause your body to release cholecystokinin, a hormone that contributes to the feeling of fullness.’
    • ‘This helps stimulate the release of cholecystokinin, a hormone that signals the brain to stop eating.’

Pronunciation

cholecystokinin

/ˌkɒlɪˌsɪstə(ʊ)ˈkʌɪnɪn/