Learning anatomy/Pancreas exocrine

Accessory organs


Biliary tract - Pancreas endocrine

Anatomy edit

Acinar cells in the pancreas.  

Function edit

Acinar cells make digestive enzymes and bicarbonate. Bicarbonate neutralizes the hydrochloric acid from the stomach. Amylase breaks down starch. Lipase breaks down lipids. Trypsin breaks down proteins. Chymotrypsinogen is activated by trypsin to make chymotrypsin. Chymotrypsin breaks proteins in the chyme.