The pancreas is an organ in the digestive system that serves two major functions: exocrine - it produces pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes. endocrine - it produces several important hormones, including insulin. Anatomy The pancreas is located posterior to the stomach and in close association with the duodenum. In humans, the pancreas is a 6-10 inch elongated organ in the abdomen located retroperitoneal. It is often described as having three regions: a head, body and tail. ...
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