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Pancreas Janelle Garcia Lynette Real

The diseases assciated with the pancreas are diabetes mellitus and the most common cause of pancreatis in the United States is chronical alcohol consumtion, additional causes include cystic fibrosis and other hereditary disorders of the pancreas.

The pancreas sits across the back of the abdomen, posterior to the stomach, the head is on the right side of the abdomen and is connected to the duodenum through a small tube, the pancreatic duct.

The pancreas produces enzymes or digestive juices to break down the food after it has left the stomach.

The pancreas produces insulin and glucagon to control the blood sugar. Glucogan raises the glucose by stimulating the liver to metabolize glycogen into glucose molecules and release it into the blood.

Interesting facts-Baking soda is produced by the pancreas-Has its own version of taste buds-Hormones released into the body actually come from seretions that were produced by the pancreas


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