The pancreas / ˈ p æ ŋ k r i ə s / is a glandular organ in the digestive system and endocrine system of vertebrates.In humans, it is located in the abdominal cavity behind the stomach.
WebMD's Pancreas Anatomy Page provides a detailed image, definition, and information about the pancreas. Learn the conditions that affect the pancreas as well as its function and location in the body.
The pancreas is a long flattened gland located deep in the belly (abdomen). Because the pancreas isn’t seen or felt in our day to day lives, most people don't know as much about the pancreas as they do about other parts of their bodies.
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, and the condition has two types, chronic and acute. There are numerous causes of pancreatitis, and symptoms can range from mild to severe.
The pancreas is an organ located in the abdomen. It plays an essential role in converting the food we eat into fuel for the body's cells. The pancreas has two main functions: an exocrine function that helps in digestion and an endocrine function that regulates blood sugar.
The most common disorders of the pancreas are acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, hereditary pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer.
The pancreas is an organ that sits in the abdominal cavity behind the stomach and plays a role in both the digestive and endocrine system.
Normally, your pancreas produces the insulin required to process the sugar (glucose) in your food so that it can be stored in your liver, muscles, and fat tissue. — sarah jacoby, SELF, "The Science on Weight and Health," 26 June 2018
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pancreas [pan´kre-as] (pl. pancre´ata) (Gr.) a large, elongated, racemose gland located transversely behind the stomach, between the spleen and duodenum. (See also Plate 11 ...