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Pancreas

Definition:

A large, elongated gland located behind the lower portion of the stomach that secretes the hormones insulin and glucagon into the blood. These hormones are essential in regulating blood sugar levels.

The pancreas also secretes enzymes into the small intestine that help with digestion and neutralize acid from the stomach.

Source: GreenFacts

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Graphic representation of the pancreas Graphic representation of the pancreas

Source: Arcadian  (GNU Free Documentation License), translated by GreenFacts

Related words:

Diabetes - Insulin

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GreenFacts Summary on Diet and Nutrition Prevention of Chronic Diseases:

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Pankreas
Español: Páncreas
Français: Pancréas

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