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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 [[glossary:spleen|spleen]]. It secretes the [[hormone]]s insulin and glucagon (both regulate [[glossary:blood|blood]] sugar), in addition to pancreatic [[enzyme]]s involved in the digestion of fats and [[glossary:protein|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.|