pancreatic enzyme


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pancreatic enzyme

any one of the enzymes secreted by the pancreas in the process of digestion. The most important are trypsin, chymotrypsin, steapsin, and amylopsin. See also pancreatic juice.
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Liprotamase is an oral, non-porcine pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy designed to treat maldigestion, malabsorption and malnutrition as a result of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency associated with cystic fibrosis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, pancreatectomy and other pancreatic diseases.
These pancreatic enzyme replacement products have been marketed since before the enactment of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act in 1938 and are not marketed under new drug applications, or NDAs, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, or FDA.
A possible mechanism of pain relief from pancreatic enzyme replacement therapies is a reduction in pancreatic stimulation by food-induced CCK.
It is perfectly logical to take this process on to the killing of any other tumor tissue, pancreatic enzymes will inhibit and eventually kill growing, invading malignant cells.
Hence, a prospective study was planned to assess the dose-related effect of short-term intraoperative administration of propofol on pancreatic enzymes and serum triglyceride levels.
Our patient had pulmonary tuberculosis but abnormal levels of pancreatic enzymes did not come to normal with antituberculous therapy even though X-ray chest showed an improvement.
CureMark has found that autistic children suffer from a pancreatic secretory deficiency and has demonstrated in empirical studies that a specific pancreatic enzyme formulation can positively impact many aspects of autism.
The syndrome has been previously described in several cases where the diagnosis was based on clinical signs due to malabsorption-like light-colored voluminous feces, voracious appetite, coprophagia, and weight loss, and on the response to treatment with pancreatic enzyme formulas.
The patients with CF had severely compromised exocrine pancreatic function, and all were receiving oral pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy consisting of 5000-10 000 U of porcine lipase x [kg.
The proteins can be more easily identified after the band or spot is cut out, at which point they are digested with enzymes (typically the pancreatic enzyme trypsin) into smaller peptides.
Finally, a little-known disease in which the symptoms might sound familiar is pancreatic enzyme insufficiency.
Objective: To assess adherence to fat-based pancreatic enzyme doses in children with cystic fibrosis (CF).