Learning anatomy/Pancreas exocrine

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Accessory organs


Biliary tract - Pancreas endocrine


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Acinar cells in the pancreas. 2424 Exocrine and Endocrine Pancreas


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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.