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11.19: Intestinal Juice

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  • Intestinal juice is produced by glands in the lining of the small intestine. It contains enzymes for digesting disaccharides and proteins as well as mucus and salts to make the contents of the small intestine more alkaline so the enzymes can work.


    • Ruth Lawson (Otago Polytechnic; Dunedin, New Zealand)