"Cholecystokinin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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.
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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cholecystokinin" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Cholecystokinin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.