Definition: an alkaline straw-colored fluid secreted by the intestinal glands; its enzymes (peptidases, saccharases, nucleases, lecithinases, phosphatases, lipases) complete the hydrolysis of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids.
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.