from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A clear alkaline secretion of the pancreas containing enzymes that aid in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.
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- n. a juice produced by the pancreas
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. 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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- n. a fluid secreted into the duodenum by the pancreas; important for breaking down starches and proteins and fats
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(glycogenic function of the liver, the consumption of glycogen through work of the muscles, the discovery of vascular nerves, the chemistry of the bile and the urine, theory of diabetes mellitus, assimiliation of sugar, atrophy of the pancreas, the power of the pancreatic juice to digest albumen, and the theory of animal heat).