pancreatin

A mixture of the enzymes from the pancreas of the ox or hog, used internally as a digestive, and also as a peptonizing agent in preparing predigested foods; it contains the proteolytic trypsin, the amylolytic amylopsin, and the lipolytic steapsin.

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pan·cre·atin pan-'krē-ət-ən; 'paŋ-krē-, 'pan- n a mixture of enzymes from the pancreatic juice also a preparation containing such a mixture obtained from the pancreas of the domestic swine or ox and used as a digestant

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n.
an extract obtained from the pancreas, containing the pancreatic enzymes. Pancreatin is administered to treat conditions in which pancreatic secretion is deficient; for example, in pancreatitis.

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pan·cre·a·tin (panґkre-ə-tin) [USP] a substance from the pancreas of the hog or the ox that contains enzymes such as amylase, trypsin, and lipase; used as a digestive aid in pancreatic insufficiency, and to peptonize milk and other foods.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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