What role does the pancreas have in digestion?

1 Answer

Pancreas secrete a juice called Pancreatic Juice.


  1. Pancreatic juice contains a variety of enzymes, including trypsinogen, chymotrypsinogen, elastase, carboxypeptidase, pancreatic lipase, nucleases, and amylase.
  2. Pancreatic juice secreted by Pancreas is needed for digestion and subsequent assimilation of macronutrient substances required for living.
  3. Pancreatic juice is alkaline in nature due to the high concentration of bicarbonate ions. Bicarbonate is useful in neutralizing the acidic gastric acid, allowing for effective enzymic action.
  4. A clear alkaline secretion of the pancreas containing enzymes aid in the digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.