Pancreas

An organ in the abdominal cavity that produces digestive enzymes (released into the intestines) and different hormones (released directly into the blood).

pancreas

(Humans as organisms) large gland located in the abdomen near the stomach which produces digestive enzymes and the hormone insulin

pancreas

Type: Term Pronunciation: pan′krē-as, pan-krē-ā′tă Definitions: 1. An elongated lobulated retroperitoneal gland, devoid of a distinct capsule, extending from the concavity of the duodenum to the spleen; it consists of a flattened head within the duodenal concavity, a neck connecting the head and body, an elongated th...
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pancreas

[n] - a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach
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Pancreas

Gland that is positioned behind the stomach. The pancreas produces enzymes that are used in digestion, and also produces the hormones insulin and glucagon, which help to control the body`s blood sugar level.
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Pancreas

Organ of the digestive system that makes insulin and some of the enzymes needed for digesting food.
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Pancreas

a long gland located behind the stomach that produces enzymes that help to break down food and hormones (insulin and glucagon) that help to regulate glucose levels in the blood
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Pancreas

An organ situated behind the stomach which produces 1) hormones (insulin and glucagon) which regulate blood sugar levels, and 2) digestive enzymes which drain into the small intestine, and which help with digestion
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Pancreas

This is a gland situated above the navel in the abdominal cavity that extends from the left side to the center, with its head tucked into the curve of the duodenum.
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pancreas

Gland which delivers enzymes into the duodenum for the digestion of food.
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Pancreas

A large gland lying on the abdominal wall which secretes insulin.
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Pancreas

Pancreas: A fish-shaped spongy grayish-pink organ about 6 inches (15 cm) long that stretches across the back of the abdomen, behind the stomach. The head of the pancreas is on the right side of the abdomen and is connected to the duodenum (the first section of the small intestine). The narrow end of the pancreas, called the tail, extends to the lef...
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Pancreas

Pan'cre·as noun [ New Latin , from Greek ...; ..., ..., all + ... flesh, meat: confer French pancréas .] (Anat.) The sweetbread, a gland connected with the intestine of nearly all vertebrates. It is usually elongated and light-colored, and its secretion, called the pancreatic juice, is dis...
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pancreas

<anatomy, gastroenterology> A tongue-shaped glandular organ lying below and behind the stomach. ... The head of the pancreas is encircled by the duodenum and its tail touches the spleen. It secretes the hormones insulin and glucagon (both regulate blood sugar), in addition to pancreatic enzymes involved in the digestion of fats and proteins i...
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pancreas

noun a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin
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pancreas

(pan´kre-әs) pl. pancre´ata a large, elongated gland found in a more or less horizontal position behind the stomach, between the spleen and duodenum. It is composed of both exocrine and endocrine tissue. The acini secrete digestive enzymes, and small ducts leading from them secrete sodium bicarbonate solution. The ...
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Pancreas

• (n.) The sweetbread, a gland connected with the intestine of nearly all vertebrates. It is usually elongated and light-colored, and its secretion, called the pancreatic juice, is discharged, often together with the bile, into the upper part of the intestines, and is a powerful aid in digestion. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus.Pancreas: wo...
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pancreas

compound gland that discharges digestive enzymes into the gut and secretes the hormones insulin and glucagon, vital in carbohydrate (sugar) ... [16 related articles]
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pancreas

pancreas 1. A long, irregularly shaped gland in vertebrates, lying behind the stomach, that secretes pancreatic juice into the duodenum and insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin into the bloodstream. 2. A gland, situated near the stomach, that secretes a digestive fluid into the intestine through one or more ducts and also secretes the hormone insul...
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Pancreas

[disambiguation] The Pancreas is an organ of animal bodies. Pancreas may also refer to: == See also == ...
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Pancreas

an abdominal organ with multiple functions. It is a ducted organ which produces chemicals used in the intestines for digestion. It is also an endocrine gland producing several hormones in the islets of Langerhans. The most notable of these latter is insulin.
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pancreas

Pancreas and nearby organs Pancreas, common bile duct, and small intestine A long, soft organ that lies transversely along the back of the abdominal wall, behind the stomach, and extends from the region of the duodenum to the spleen. The pancreas functions as both an exocrine gland and...
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pancreas

pancreas (păn'krēus) , glandular organ that secretes digestive enzymes and hormones. In humans, the pancreas is a yellowish organ about 7 in. (17.8 cm) long and 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) wide. It lies beneath the stomach and is connected to the small intestine at the duodenum (see digestive s...
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Pancreas

The pancreas is an elongated secreting gland which lies transversely across the back wall of the abdomen, behind the stomach. It secretes pancreatic juice, which contains ferments necessary for digestion and the absorption of proteins, fats and starches. Insulin is also secreted.
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pancreas

In vertebrates, a gland of the digestive system located close to the duodenum. When stimulated by the hormone secretin, it releases enzymes into the duodenum that digest starches, proteins, and fats. In humans, it is about 18 cm/7 in long, and lies behind and below the stomach. It contains groups...
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