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 CCK (cholecystokinin)

  Peptide hormone secreted by the I-cells of the duodenum in response to partially digested food entering from the stomach. Stimulates contraction of the gall bladder, secretion of bile, secretion of pancreatic enzymes. Also stimulates contraction of the pyloric sphincter, and so controls the rate of gastric emptying. Also known as pancreozymin.