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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Digest food: Hydrochloric acid and pepsin are produced in the stomach and help in the digestion of food. Hydrochloric acid also kills most the bacteria that we swa ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Stomach: Chief cells secrete pepsin and parietal or oxyntic cells secrete hydrochloric acid.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Pepsin: Pepsin is produced in the stomach in response to protein intake in food. The pesin is a digestive enzyme that the stomach produces in order to digest ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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NOT a hormone: Hi. Trypsin is NOT a hormone! It's an enzyme that digests dietary proteins. Trypsin is made by the pancreas and excreted into the small intestine when ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Protection: Pancreatic trypsin inhibitor keeps the activated pancreatic enzyme from attacking pancreas and prevents pancreatitis. Genetic variants of pancreatic t ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Enzyme: An enzyme made in the pancreas capable of helping to digest proteins.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
24 years experience Radiology
No: Trypsin is produced by the pancreas.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
It...: Trypsin helps "snip" proteins into amino acids, which are absorbed and put together into proteins your body needs to make!
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Amino acid links: Pepsin is an enzyme whose zymogen (pepsinogen) is released by the chief cells in the stomach and that degrades food proteins into peptides. Pepsin is ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
24 years experience Radiology
No: Trypsin is produced by the pancreas.

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