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the inactive precursor of trypsin, secreted by the pancreas and activated to trypsin by contact with enterokinase.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
tryp·sin·o·gen, trypsogen (trip-sin'ō-jen, trip'sō-jen),
An inactive protein secreted by the pancreas that is converted into trypsin by the action of enteropepsidase.
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The inactive precursor of trypsin, produced by the pancreas and converted to trypsin in the small intestine by enterokinase.
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tryp·sin·o·gen, trypsogen (trip-sin'ō-jen, trip'sō-jen)
An inactive protein secreted by the pancreas that is converted into trypsin by the action of enteropeptidase.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
trypsinogenThe precursor of TRYPSIN produced by the pancreas that is converted into the active form, trypsin, when acted upon by the enzyme enterokinase in the small intestine.
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