What does PYY mean in Physiology?

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Peptide YY

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What does PYY mean?

Peptide YY
Peptide YY is a short peptide released by cells in the ileum and colon in response to feeding. In humans it appears to reduce appetite. It is also known as peptide tyrosine tyrosine or pancreatic peptide YY3-36.

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