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A hormone released by the small intestine to signal the brain to stop eating.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
An appetite-regulating protein released by L cells of the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract in response to a meal. It binds to cells in the arcuate nucleus of the brain, decreases the desire to eat, and creates a feeling of fullness.
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