Definition of Pancreatin

1. Noun. Extract from the pancreas of animals that contains pancreatic enzymes; used to treat pancreatitis and other conditions involving insufficient pancreatic secretions.

Generic synonyms: Extract, Infusion

Definition of Pancreatin

1. n. One of the digestive ferments of the pancreatic juice; also, a preparation containing such a ferment, made from the pancreas of animals, and used in medicine as an aid to digestion.

Definition of Pancreatin

1. Noun. A mixture of several digestive enzymes produced by the exocrine cells of the pancreas, composed of amylase, lipase and protease. ¹

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Definition of Pancreatin

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Medical Definition of Pancreatin

1. One of the digestive ferments of the pancreatic juice; also, a preparation containing such a ferment, made from the pancreas of animals, and used in medicine as an aid to digestion. By some the term pancreatin is restricted to the amylolytic ferment of the pancreatic juice, by others it is applied to trypsin, and by still others to steapsin. See: Pancreas. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pancreatin

pancreatic steatorrhoea
pancreatic vein
pancreatic veins
pancreaticoduodenal arterial arcades
pancreaticoduodenal lymph nodes
pancreaticoduodenal transplantation
pancreaticoduodenal veins
pancreaticoenteric recess
pancreaticosplenic lymph nodes
pancreatin (current term)
pancreatogenous diarrhoea

Literary usage of Pancreatin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Therapeutics: Its Principles and Practice by Horatio Charles Wood (1908)
"pancreatin has been used to considerable extent as a digestant and is recognized by the US Pharmacopoeia. It is highly improbable, however, ..."

2. Manual of therapeutics by Parke, Davis & Company, Davis & Company Parke (1909)
"The salol coating, being insoluble in the stomach will carry the pancreatin into the duodenum, where this ferment will in turn be liberated In its proper ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1877)
"At our last meeting in Boston I read a paper on pancreatin, in which by experiments was proven that pepsin and pancreatin are incompatible together, ..."

4. The Propaganda for reform in proprietary medicines by American Medical Association (1908)
"pancreatin not only can not be combined in the same mixture with pepsin, ... BISMUTH AND pancreatin. "Designed to cover the indications when both the ..."

5. Diseases of the Stomach by Ismar Boas (1907)
"pancreatin (more correctly, pancreas powder) was first brought forward on a large scale and investigated therapeutical!y' by Engesser.1" It was, however, ..."

6. Journal of Materia Medica (1877)
"of pancreatin, added to 5 gm. of fibrin in 25 gm. of water, ... of pancreatin, added to 100 gm. of starch paste (containing 5 gm. starch) give a liquid, ..."

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