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Pancreatic enzymes may play role in shock

2:25pm, August 16, 2002

Among its duties, the pancreas produces digestive enzymes and dumps them into the small intestine. These chemicals are strong enough to break down meats and other foods, yet they don't normally damage bodily tissues. The inner lining of the intestine forms a barrier that keeps the enzymes in their place.

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