Pancreatic juice
Pancreatic Pan`cre*at"ic, a. [Cf. F. pancr['e]atique.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the pancreas; as, the pancreatic secretion, digestion, ferments. [1913 Webster]

{Pancreatic juice} (Physiol.), 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}. [1913 Webster +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pancreatic juice — n. the clear, alkaline juice secreted by the pancreas into the small intestine, where its constituent enzymes act on food passed down from the stomach …   English World dictionary

  • pancreatic juice — the digestive juice secreted by the pancreas. Its production is stimulated by hormones secreted by the duodenum, which in turn is stimulated by contact with food from the stomach. If the duodenum produces the hormone secretin the pancreatic juice …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pancreatic juice — noun Date: circa 1666 a clear alkaline secretion of pancreatic enzymes (as trypsin and lipase) that flows into the duodenum and acts on food already acted on by the gastric juice and saliva …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • pancreatic juice — Biochem. a thick, colorless, very alkaline fluid secreted by the pancreas, containing enzymes that break down protein, fat, and starch. [1655 65] * * * …   Universalium

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