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The External Secretion of the Pancreas.

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By THOMAS J. EARL. , M.D. 149 pages; 14.5 X 22.5 cm. Charles C Thomas; , Publisher, Springfield, Illinois: . 1950.. Price, $3.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1951;35(3):750. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-35-3-750
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This monograph summarizes the basic knowledge concerning the external secretion of the pancreas. It is written for both the clinician and the investigator and should prove valuable to individuals of both categories who are especially concerned with diseases of the pancreas. Subjects covered include the morphology of the pancreas; experimental methods of fistula preparation and properties, functions, stimuli and mechanism of secretion of pancreatic juice.

Present knowledge of trypsinogen and trypsin, chymotrypsinogen and chymotrypsin, peptidases, lipase and amylase is presented. The evidence as to whether adaptive changes of the ratio of enzymes occur is considered and the tentative conclusion is


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