pancreatin

pancreatin

[pan-kree-uh-tin, pang-]
noun
1.
Biochemistry. a substance containing the pancreatic enzymes, trypsin, amylase, and lipase.
2.
a commercial preparation of this substance, obtained from the pancreas of the hog or ox, and used chiefly as a digestive.

Origin:
1870–75; pancreat- + -in2

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pancreatin (ˈpæŋkrɪətɪn)
 
n
the powdered extract of the pancreas of certain animals, such as the pig, used in medicine as an aid to digestion by virtue of the enzymes it contains

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pancreatin pan·cre·a·tin (pāng'krē-ə-tĭn, pān'-, pān-krē'ə-tĭn)
n.
A mixture of pancreatic juice enzymes, such as amylase, lipase, and trypsin, extracted from animals such as cattle or hogs and used as a digestive aid.

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