Enzyme Protéolytique, Proteinase, Protéinase, Proteolytic Enzyme, Tripsin, Tripsina, Trypsine.
Trypsin is an enzyme. An enzyme is a protein that speeds up a certain biochemical reaction. Trypsin is found in the small intestine. It can also be made from fungus, plants, and bacteria. But it is usually made for commercial purposes from the pancreas of livestock.
Trypsin is given to people who lack enzymes needed for digestion.
It is also given in combination with bromelain and rutin for treatment of osteoarthritis.
Some people apply trypsin directly to wounds and ulcers to remove dead tissue and improve healing.
There is also a combination prescription spray-on product that is used for healing mouth ulcers. It contains trypsin, Peru balsam, and castor oil.
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