FRANK P. BROOKS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The importance of pancreatic juice and bile in the normal digestion of food is generally accepted. Physicians are familiar with the steatorrhea and malnutrition of patients with chronic pancreatitis and obstruction of the common bile duct as examples of derangements of the normal conditions. In recent years the study of secretion as an example of active transport has been applied to the mechanisms of formation of bile (1), and carbonic anhydrase inhibitors have been used to study the formation of pancreatic juice and bile (2, 3). Such studies have led to the concept that bile is a mixture of bile
BROOKS FP. The Control of the Secretion of Pancreatic Juice and Bile. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:528–531. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-3-528
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(3):528-531.
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