Pancreas

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Mind Map by nirjhari, updated more than 1 year ago
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Digestive System Mind Map on Pancreas, created by nirjhari on 02/23/2014.
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Pancreas
1 Endocrine function – pancreatic islets secrete insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin
2 Exocrine function acinar cells produce pancreatic juice
2.1 Sodium bicarbonate to neutralize acidic chyme
2.2 Digestive enzymes for all types of foods
2.2.1 Three protein-digesting enzymes – released in inactive forms
2.2.1.1 Trypsin – activated by enterokinase
2.2.1.1.1 Trypsin is initially inactive to prevent digestive walls from being eroded
2.2.1.2 Chymotrypsin and Carboxypeptidase – activated by trypsin
2.2.2 Nucleases break down nucleic acids
2.2.3 Lipase digests fat
2.2.4 Amylase digests starch
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