Trypsin

Definition of Trypsin

Tryp´sin
n.1.(physiol.) A proteolytic enzyme present in the pancreatic juice. Unlike the pepsin of the gastric juice, it acts in a neutral or alkaline fluid, and not only converts the albuminous matter of the food into soluble peptones, but also, in part, into leucin and tyrosin.

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enzyme, trypsinogen
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