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Which of the following is correct with respect to succus entericus?

A
It is secreted by cells in the mucosa of the small intestine
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It is also known as intestinal juice
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It contains digestive enzymes
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All the above
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The correct option is D All the above
The secretions of the cells in the brush border of the mucosa along with the secretions of the goblet cells in the small intestine constitute succus entericus. Succus entericus is also known as intestinal juice. Intestinal juice contains hormones, digestive enzymes, mucus, substances to neutralize HCl coming from the stomach, etc.

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