Learning anatomy/Pancreas exocrine

Accessory organs

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Biliary tract - Pancreas endocrine

AnatomyEdit

Acinar cells in the pancreas.  

FunctionEdit

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.