pancreatic juice definition

  • noun:
    • A clear alkaline secretion of the pancreas containing enzymes that help with the food digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
    • a juice generated by the pancreas
    • a fluid secreted in to the duodenum because of the pancreas; very important to wearing down starches and proteins and fats
  • adjective:
    • a colorless alkaline fluid released intermittently because of the pancreatic gland. It is probably the most important of the digestion liquids, containing about three distinct enzymes, trypsin, steapsin (lipase) and an amylase, by which it functions upon all three courses of meals things. See Pancreas.

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