When I read about the intestines, I usually see the word 'release' instead of 'secretion'.

Secretions of the small intestine, for example, occur from two types of histological structures: Brunners Glands and Crypts of Lieberkuhn. I never read that these structures are responsible for the secretion of any digestive enzymes.

Is it true that the cells of large and small intestines cannot secrete digestive enzymes (except for lysozyme) into the GI tract in the same way as the stomach does?


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