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What do the digestive enzymes released from the pancreas do?

The pancreas releases the digestive juices (enzymes) needed to take nutrients out of our food and put them into our body. To do this, the pancreas has a complicated system of ducts that collect and transport digestive enzymes. Through these ducts, the enzymes are led to the duodenum, the upper part of the small intestine. The nutrients of the food are then absorbed in the small intestine.

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