Chymotrypsin

Definition of Chymotrypsin:

A digestive enzyme secreted by the pancreas into the small intestine which breaks down polypeptides or proteins.

Also: Trypsin

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Diarrhea

...the condition
“...Intubation studies, such as the secretin test, remain the most reliable tests for pancreatic exocrine function, but measurement of fecal chymotrypsin concentration or the bentiromide test may be useful screening studies...”

Poor Small Intestine Health

...the condition
“...Lipase, amylase, trypsin, chymotrypsin and sodium bicarbonate are received from the pancreas upon hormonal signals from pancreozymin and other hormones (produced in the small intestine) and neural signals from the...”
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Steatorrhea

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“...The absence or significant decrease of the pancreatic enzymes, amylase, lipase, trypsin, and chymotrypsin limits fat, protein and carbohydrate digestion, resulting in steatorrhea due to fat malabsorption...”

Stool Exam

...as a treatment
“...Certain enzymes (such as trypsin or elastase) may be evaluated in the stool to help determine how well the pancreas is functioning...”
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Trypsin

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Trypsin, is a digestive enzyme that acts to degrade protein...”
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