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  1. pancreatic juice(noun)

    a fluid secreted into the duodenum by the pancreas; important for breaking down starches and proteins and fats


  1. pancreatic juice(Noun)

    a juice produced by the pancreas


  1. Pancreatic juice

    Pancreatic juice is a liquid secreted by the pancreas, which contains a variety of enzymes, including trypsinogen, chymotrypsinogen, elastase, carboxypeptidase, pancreatic lipase, nucleases and amylase. Pancreatic juice is alkaline in nature due to the high concentration of bicarbonate ions. This is useful in neutralizing the acidic gastric acid, allowing for effective enzymic action. Pancreatic juice secretion is regulated by the hormones secretin and cholecystokinin, which is produced by the walls of the duodenum upon detection of acid food, proteins and fats, vitamins. Pancreatic secretion consists of an aqueous bicarbonate component from the duct cells and enzymatic component from the acinar cells. A clear alkaline secretion of the pancreas containing enzymes that aid in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pancreatic Juice

    The fluid containing digestive enzymes secreted by the pancreas in response to food in the duodenum.

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