UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-5

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    Consider the following statements regarding Succus entericus.                        
    1. It breaks carbohydrates into glucose.                                                       
    2. It breaks protein into amino acids.                                                         
    3. It is secreted by pancreas,                                                           
    Which of the statements) given above is/are correct?                                  

    A)  1 and 3           

    B)  Only 2            

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)  1 and 2     

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Succus Entericus is secreted by small intestine. Succus Entericus (Intestinal juice) refers to the clear to pale yellow watery secretions from the glands lining the small intestine walls. Secretion is stimulated by the mechanical pressure of partly digested food in the intestine. It helps in the breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose, protein into amino acids. Intestinal juice also contains hormones, digestive enzymes, mucus, substances to neutralise hydrochloric acid coming from the stomach.

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