pancreatic juice


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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.

pan·cre·at·ic juice

the external secretion of the pancreas; a clear alkaline fluid containing several enzymes: α-amylase, nucleases, trypsinogen, chymotrypsinogen, and triacylglycerol lipase.

pancreatic juice

n.
A clear alkaline secretion of the pancreas containing enzymes that aid in digesting proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.

pancreatic juice

GI disease Fluid produced by the pancreas containing digestive enzymes

pancreatic juice

The clear, alkaline fluid that passes along the pancreatic duct into the DUODENUM and contains enzymes that are able to break down proteins, carbohydrates and fats into simpler and absorbable substances.

pancreatic juice

the clear alkaline secretion of the PANCREAS that is released into the duodenum and contains the following digestive enzymes:
  1. (a) pancreatic AMYLASE which breaks down STARCH to MALTOSE.
  2. (b) pancreatic LIPASE which breaks down fat into fatty acids and glycerol.
  3. (c) NUCLEASES which break down NUCLEIC ACIDS into nucleotides.
  4. (d) PEPTIDASES which break down POLYPEPTIDE CHAINS to free amino acids.
  5. (e) a group of closely related protein-splitting enzymes such as TRYPSIN in the form of inactive trypsinogen.
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Disadvantage of investigation of pancreatic juice is the need for upper endoscopy to obtain it.
Under normal conditions, the pH of liver bile is 7.5 to 8.8, and the pancreatic juice has a pH of 7.1 to 8.2.
reported that high alcohol consumption of ethanol >50 g/day increased the risk of pancreatic stone development and atrophy, indicating that changes of pancreatic juice character due to high alcohol consumption may in part contribute to stone formation in AIP [31].
Conventional allele-specific PCR revealed the presence of one or more KRAS mutant alleles in 26 (62%) of 42 samples of pancreatic juice from carcinoma cases.
Another intestinal hormone that stimulates the secretion of pancreatic juice is called pancreozymin.
We know that people who have a family history of inflammation of the pancreas tend to have a higher risk, so doctors are testing their pancreatic juice for pre-cancerous cell changes.
This hypothesis is supported by the findings that alcohol (1) reduces pancreatic secretions (as stated earlier); (2) leads to increased viscosity of pancreatic secretions; (3) decreases citrate concentration in pancreatic juice, a known predisposing factor for crystal formation; and (4) produces proteins thought to increase stone formation, such as pancreatic stone protein (PSP) and glycoprotein-2 (GP-2) (Stevens et al.
Each patient underwent EUS with radial and linear echoendoscopes as well as pancreatic juice collection for IL-8 concentration.
Their alkalinity helps neutralize the chymo acid that originates in the stomach, and also provides optimal conditions for enzyme action on pancreatic juices (Morikawa et al.; Olsen et al., 1994).
(1) The other 98 percent produces and secretes pancreatic juice, vital for the proper metabolism of everything we eat.
Our current study protocol involves the collection of blood, stool, and pancreatic juice from these individuals and examining them for different potential tumor markers.
When a cytologist finds no malignant cells in a sample of the pancreatic juice or tissue obtained from a mucinous tumor, the elderly patient who has been advised to undergo a Whipple procedure faces a dilemma and major life decision.