Pancreatitis in Dogs and Cats

Abstract

The fundamental mechanism of disease in pancreatitis is autodigestion of pancreatic tissue by digestive enzymes that are prematurely activated within the pancreatic acinar cells. Normally, pancreatic digestive enzymes are released from the pancreas as inactive precursor zymogen granules. Trypsinogen within these granules is proteolytically cleaved and… (More)

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