Definition of Steapsin

1. n. An unorganized ferment or enzyme present in pancreatic juice. It decomposes neutral fats into glycerin and fatty acids.



Definition of Steapsin

1. Noun. (enzyme) A lipase that is secreted from the pancreas to hydrolyse triglycerides to liberate the fatty acids and glycerol. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Steapsin

1. an enzyme [n -S] - See also: enzyme

Lexicographical Neighbors of Steapsin

steamrolling
steamrolls
steams
steamship
steamship company
steamship line
steamships
stean
steane
steaned
steanes
steaning
steanings
steans
steapsin (current term)
steapsins
stear
stearage
stearages
stearate
stearated
stearates
steard
steare
steared
steares
stearic
stearic acid
stearidonic

Literary usage of Steapsin

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

1. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry for Students of Medicine and Physicians by Charles Edmund Simon (1907)
"steapsin (Pancreatic Lipase).—It has long been known that the pancreatic juice ... To demonstrate the action of steapsin on fats, a small amount of ..."

2. The Soluble Ferments and Fermentation by Joseph Reynolds Green (1901)
"... steapsin.} THE transformations which attend the digestion of fat in the mammalian alimentary canal are twofold. A variable quantity of the fat of a ..."

3. A Text-book of Human Physiology by Robert Adolph Armand Tigerstedt, John Raymond Murlin (1906)
"D. GASTRIC steapsin After Marcet, Cash and Ogata had demonstrated the decomposition of neutral fat in the stomach, Volhard made further investigations on ..."

4. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry for Students of Medicine and Physicians by Charles Edmund Simon (1901)
"The' remaining' material, which contains the active ferment, is then dried and pulverized, and can be kept in this form indefinitely. steapsin. ..."

5. A Text-book of Physiological Chemistry: For Students of Medicine and Physicians by Charles Edmund Simon (1904)
"steapsin.—It has long been known that the pancreatic juice possesses the power of emulsifying fats, and of decomposing these into glycerin and the ..."

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