What is chyme in the human digestive system?

In the human digestive system, chyme is a semi-fluid pulp, created from the ingested bolus in the stomach, made by partly digested food and secretions of the gastrointestinal tract.

Chyme is mix with the food in the stomach. It is initially acidic in pH and contains salivary and gastric enzymes.

Chyme moves from the stomach to small intestine and triggers pancreatic secretions and release of bile juice from gall bladder and liver.


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Updated on: 21-Mar-2023


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