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PANCREATIC ENZYMES IN THORACIC DUCT LYMPH AFTER ETHANOL ADMINISTRATION

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  • V Bartos
  • V Brzek

Abstract

The effect of acute ethanol intake on pancreatic enzymes in the thoracic duct lymph and blood serum was studied in 9 male patients. Amylase and lipase lymph activities increased significantly, where­ as blood enzymes did not show significant changes. After drinking, alcohol concentration in the lymph was significantly higher than in the serum. It is sug­gested, that the lymphatic system helps to protect the pancreas against acute damage due to alcohol.

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Bartos, V. & Brzek, V., (1981) “PANCREATIC ENZYMES IN THORACIC DUCT LYMPH AFTER ETHANOL ADMINISTRATION”, Lymphology 14(1), p.29-31.

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Published on
22 Sep 1981
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