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Bible DictionaryAids Glossary
a gland lying behind the stomach that creates insulin and pancreatic juice -- a clear, alkaline containing enzymes used during digestion.
Bible DictionaryGlossary of HIV(AIDS)-Related Terms
A gland situated near the stomach that secretes a digestive fluid into the intestine through one or more ducts and also secretes the hormone insulin.
Bible DictionaryNCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
A glandular organ located in the abdomen. It makes pancreatic juices, which contain enzymes that aid in digestion, and it produces several hormones, including insulin. The pancreas is surrounded by the stomach, intestines, and other organs.
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Bible DictionaryNDIC Diabetes Dictionary
an organ that makes insulin and enzymes for digestion. The pancreas is located behind the lower part of the stomach and is about the size of a hand.

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Source: The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC), NIH Publication No. 07–3016, October 2006 (About)
Bible DictionaryDiabetes Glossary
The pancreas is an organ behind the lower part of the stomach that is about the size of a trout. It has two major responsibilities. The endocrine pancreas makes insulin so that the body can use glucose (sugar) for energy. The exocrine pancreas makes enzymes that help the body digest food. Throughout the pancreas are clusters of cells called the Islets of Langerhans. The cells in the islets as they are called each have a special purpose. Alpha cells make glucagon that raises the level of glucose in the blood. Beta cells make insulin. Delta cells make somatostatin. There are also the PP cells and the D1 cells about which little is known.
See also: P.N. Ophthalmic , D & C , YAC , 3TC , O E

 

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