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18 February, 14:58

When partially digested food enters the small intestine from the stomach, several events must occur to protect the intestine and allow for the continued digestion of the food. One hormone in particular performs two of these functions. What intestinal hormone is responsible for causing the pancreas to release digestive enzymes and the gallbladder to release bile salts into the

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  1. 18 February, 15:27
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    Cholecystokinin

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    Cholecystokinin is generated by I-cells in the duodenum lining's. It is also produced by some neurons in the brain. The Central Nervous System and gut possess the two types of receptors on which cholecystokinin acts. The Cholecystokinin hormone functions in appetite and digestion. The Cholecystokinin hormone improves the digestion by causing the delay in the process of emptying of food from the stomach and stimulation of bile production in the liver and its release from the gall bladder.
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