intestinal juice

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A slightly alkaline liquid containing mucus that is secreted into the lumen of the small intestine from the cells that line the crypts of Lieberkühn. Together with pancreatic juice, the intestinal juice provides an alkaline environment that helps in the absorption of digested food molecules entering the small intestine in chyme from the stomach.

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Biological Sciences.

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