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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.


pancreatin

/ ˈpæŋkrɪətɪn /

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of pancreatin1

First recorded in 1870–75; pancreat- + -in 2
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Example Sentences

Digestives—pepsin, pancreatin, muriatic acid and the various bitter tonics.

In the same way, ordinary pepsin does not attack fatty substances; it takes pancreatin to reduce them to an emulsion.

Control feedings with an emulsion of one-half gram each of pepsin and pancreatin proved inactive.

Phecozyme is made more complex than Phecolax by the introduction of additional phenyl salicylate and of pancreatin.

Among these are tablets consisting simply of pepsin and pancreatin.

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