Definitions for "Cholecystokinin"
The peptide found in highest concentration in the cerebral cortex and plays a role in learning and memory, pain transmission, and exploratory behavior. go to glossary index
peptide hormone secreted by cells in the small intestine that stimulates contraction of the gallbladder and secretion of digestive enzymes from the pancreas.
A duodenal hormone that stimulates the contraction of the gallbladder and the secretion of enzymes by the exocrine pancreas; also called pancreozymin.