\tɹˈɪpsɪn], \tɹˈɪpsɪn], \t_ɹ_ˈɪ_p_s_ɪ_n]\
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By DataStellar Co., Ltd
The proteinsplitting ferment of the pancreas, it differs from pepsin in that it acts better in a slightly alkaline medium such as it finds in the intestine. It is used in medicine in cases of intestinal indigestion in doses of gr. 8-15 (0.5-1.0) in keratin coated pills or capsules; it is also used to peptonize milk, and as a solvent of diphtheritic membrane, and has been given by hypodermic injection in connection with amylopsin in the treatment of cancer.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland