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(Science: 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 in the small intestine. A large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic Juice and insulin. An organ forming part of the endocrine system which is responsible for producing insulin and glucagon from the pancreas islets Of Langerhans. The pancreas is also responsible in producing digestive enzymes to be used in the duodenum which will contain fo.

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