Pancreatic Juice

Pancreatic Juice - Digestive System Pancreatic Juice * A...

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Digestive System Pancreatic Juice * A clear colorless liquid that consist of mostly water, some salts, sodium bicarbonate, and enzymes. * The sodium bicarbonate gives the juice a slightly alkaline pH that stops the action of pepsin from the stomach and creates the proper environment for the enzymes in the intestine. Pancreatic Juice Pancreatic Enzymes * Pancreatic amylase - carbohydrate digestion. * Trypsin , chymotrypsin , and carboxypeptidase - protein digestion. * Pancreatic lipase - triglyceride digestion. * Ribonuclease and Deoxyribonuclease - nucleic acid digestion. The secretion of the pancreatic juices is controlled by nervous and hormonal mechanisms (vagus nerve, cholecystokinin, secretin) Liver * The heaviest gland in the body, weighting about 3 lbs in the average adult. * It is located under the diaphragm, mostly on the right side of the abdominal cavity. * It is covered by a connective tissue capsule and the visceral peritoneum. Icterus
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