Cholecystokinin changes the duration but not the rate of licking in vagotomized rats.


Abdominal vagotomy markedly reduces or abolishes the inhibitory effect of cholecystokinin (CCK-8) on meal size. To investigate the rate and microstructure of licking underlying this phenomenon, licking was measured throughout a meal of milk in intact and vagotomized rats after intraperitoneal injections of isotonic saline or CCK-8. CCK-8 increased the slope… (More)