Cholecystokinin

Cholecystokinin (CCK) is produced in the intestine and the brain. It appears to be an important mediator of anxiety.

  • It also stimulates vasopressin secretion and slows gastric emptying.
  • In addition, it is an important humoral satiety signal (appetite control).
  • Various antagonists have been developed and are currently being investigated with regard to their therapeutic potential.

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