What is composition of pancreatic juice ?


Composition of Pancreatic juice in Humans:-

Pancreatic juice is a colourless, odorless, highly alkaline fluid of low viscosity, pH = 8- 8.4. Alkalinity is because of HCO3.

The important components of pancreatic juice are

i. H2O
ii. Cations: Na+, K+, Mg++, Ca++
iii. Anions: HCO3, Cl, SO42–, HOP43–
iv . Enzymes
a) trypsinogen,
b) chymotrypsinogen,
c) carboxypeptidase,
d) pancreatic lipase,
e) nucleases and
f) amylase etc.

fig – Anatomy of Pancrease

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