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  Pancreas - Medical Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The pancreas is a retroperitoneal organ located posterior to the stomach on the posterior abdominal wall.
The bulk of the pancreas is composed of pancreatic exocrine cells, whose ducts are arranged in clusters called acini (singular acinus).
Control of the exocrine function of the pancreas are via the enzymes gastrin, cholecystokinin and secretin, which are enzymes secreted by cells in the stomach and duodenum, in response to distension and/or food and which cause secretion of pancreatic juices.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Pancreas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Due to the potency of its enzyme contents, it is a very dangerous organ to injure and a puncture of the pancreas tends to require careful medical intervention.
Pancreas comes from the Greek "pankreas" (a combination of "pan" and "kreas") which means 'all meat'.
The pancreas was discovered by Herophilus, a Greek anatomist and surgeon.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Pancreas   (805 words)

 NBC5.com - Health Encyclopedia - Hypoglycemia
It is produced by the pancreas in response to increased glucose levels in the blood.
If, during the pregnancy, the mother's blood sugar is persistently high, the fetus' pancreas assists in controlling the excess blood sugar by producing extra insulin.
Hypoglycemia can occur because of an insulin-secreting tumor of the pancreas, liver disease, or as a response to the ingestion of alcohol.
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 pancreas - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
PANCREAS [pancreas], glandular organ that secretes digestive enzymes and hormones.
Scattered among the enzyme-producing cells of the pancreas are small groups of endocrine cells, called the islets of Langerhans, that secrete two hormones, insulin and glucagon.
Diabetics receiving pancreas transplants have slightly lower survival rates than those on conventional therapy.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/p/pancreas.asp   (413 words)

 Blood insulin level - insulin diabetes type blood disease insulin sugar level   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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