Physiology of pancreatic secretion

  • P. G. Lankisch
  • M. Büchler
  • J. Mössner
  • S. Müller-Lissner


The digestion of carbohydrates can be partially taken over by salivary amylase, and the digestion of proteins by pepsin from the stomach and proteases from the small intestine. In contrast, the digestion of fat cannot be taken over adequately by extrapancreatic lipases.


Public Health Protease Inhibitor Small Intestine Digestive Enzyme Functional Impairment 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. G. Lankisch
    • 1
  • M. Büchler
    • 2
  • J. Mössner
    • 3
  • S. Müller-Lissner
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of MedicineMunicipal HospitalLüneburgDeutschland
  2. 2.Department of Visceral and Transplantation SurgeryUniversity of Bern (Inselspital)BernSwitzerland
  3. 3.Department of Internal Medicine IIUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigDeutschland
  4. 4.Department of MedicinePark-Klinik WeissenseeBerlinDeutschland

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