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pancreatic juice


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pancreatic juice a fluid secreted into the duodenum by the pancreas; important for breaking down starches and proteins and fats
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pancreatic juice (Physiol) a colorless alkaline fluid secreted intermittently by the pancreatic gland. It is one of the most important of the digestive fluids, containing at least three distinct enzymes, trypsin, steapsin (lipase) and an amylase, by which it acts upon all three classes of food stuffs. See Pancreas.
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In literature:

The pancreatic juice, the most powerful in the body, is clear, somewhat viscid, fluid.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The pancreatic juice converts the starch into grape-sugar, even acting upon raw starch.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
Third, The pancreatic juice; secreted by the pancreas, which you know in animals as sweetbreads.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
Where the pancreatic juice is made.
"Object Lessons on the Human Body" by Sarah F. Buckelew and Margaret W. Lewis
It makes pancreatic juice.
"First Book in Physiology and Hygiene" by J.H. Kellogg
They increase the secretions of bile, pancreatic juice, and intestinal mucus.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
The pancreatic juice is of the specific gravity 1.0026; at 15 deg.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
Pancreatic juice and digestion, 261.
"Rural Hygiene" by Henry N. Ogden
It helps the pancreatic juice do its work.
"Applied Physiology" by Frank Overton
This, however, is accomplished by the united agency of the bile and pancreatic juice.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
Functions of pancreatic juice.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter