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juice

 [jo̳s]
any fluid from animal or plant tissue.
gastric juice see gastric juice.
intestinal juice the liquid secretion of glands in the intestinal lining.
pancreatic juice the enzyme-containing secretion of the pancreas, conducted through its ducts to the duodenum.
prostatic juice the liquid secretion of the prostate, which contributes to semen formation.

in·tes·ti·nal juice

an alkaline straw-colored fluid secreted by the intestinal glands; its enzymes (peptidases, saccharases, nucleases, lecithinases, phosphatases, lipases) complete the hydrolysis of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids.

intestinal juice

A nonspecific, generic term for the sum total of intestinal secretions after the stomach, which consists of secretions from the exocrine pancreas via the ampulla of Vater. The key digestive enzyme, trypsin, is secreted in the inactive form as trypsinogen and activated by enterokinase in the intestine; trypsin in turn activates other proteases—e.g., pro-colipase, which is converted to colipase. Intestinal juice contains bile salts, digestive enzymes, mucus, hormones and high-pH secretions, which neutralise hydrochloric acid of gastric origin.

in·tes·ti·nal juice

(in-testi-năl jūs)
Alkaline straw-colored fluid secreted by the intestinal glands.

juice

any fluid from animal or plant tissue.

gastric juice
the liquid secretion of the gastric glands. See also gastric juice.
intestinal juice
the liquid secretion of glands in the intestinal lining.
pancreatic juice
the enzyme-containing secretion of the pancreas, conducted through its ducts to the duodenum.
prostatic juice
the liquid secretion of the prostate, which contributes to semen formation.
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