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    The Pancreas

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    The pancreas is an organ located in the abdomen. It plays an essential role in converting the food we eat into fuel for the body’s cells. The pancreas has two main functions: an exocrine function that helps in digestion and an endocrine function that regulates blood sugar. Basic Anatomy: The pancreas is located behind the stomach and is surrounded by other organs including the small intestine‚ liver‚ and spleen. It is about six inches long and is shaped like a flat pear. The wide part‚ called the

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    Function of Pancreas

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    The pancreas is a dual-function gland‚ having features of both endocrine and exocrine glands. The part of the pancreas with endocrine function is made up of approximately a million[3] cell clusters called islets of Langerhans. Four main cell types exist in the islets. They are relatively difficult to distinguish using standard staining techniques‚ but they can be classified by their secretion: α cells secrete glucagon (increase glucose in blood)‚ β cells secrete insulin (decrease glucose in blood)

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    Pancreas Cancer

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    Pancreas Cancer Having pancreas cancer can make your life difficult‚ because of the excruciating pain it can deliver. According to American Cancer Society (2012)‚ in early stages the disease may not have any symptoms. Often time when you have symptoms‚ doctors can diagnose you with minor problems such as regular stomach or abdominal pain. Unfortunate not all people or doctors will detect the cancer in its early stage and the cancer can be deadly. From the researches that have been conducted over

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    Pancreas and Mayo Clinic

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    University August 23‚ 2014 You may be asking yourself‚ “What is pancreatic cancer?” Pancreatic cancer is a disease caused by malignant (cancer) exocrine cells in the head of the pancreas. (National Cancer Institute). The exocrine cells make up about ninety-five percent of all the cells in the pancreas. (American Cancer Society‚ 2014). Pancreatic cancer is also called exocrine cancer or pancreatic adenocarcinoma. (Mayo Clinic‚ 1998-2014). Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of

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    Pancreas Questions 1) Which factor is most commonly associated with the development of pancreatitis? a. Alcohol abuse b. Hypercalcemia c. Hyperlipidemia d. Pancreatic duct obstruction 2) Which action of pancreatic enzymes can cause pancreatic damage? a. Utilization by the intestine b. Auto digestion of the pancreas c. Reflux into the pancreas d. Clogging of the pancreatic duct 3) Which laboratory test is used to diagnose pancreatitis? a. Amylase level b. Hemoglobin level c. Blood

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    Pancreas Research Paper

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    ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: Structure of the Pancreas The pancreas is an elongated organ that lies behind and below the stomach. This mixed gland contains both exocrine and endocrine tissues. The predominant exocrine part consists of grape-like clusters of secretory cells that form sacs known as acini‚ which connect to ducts that eventually empty into the the first portion of the intestine called duodenum. The smaller part of the gland consists of isolated islands of endocrine tissue known as islets

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    1. Describe the anatomic location of the pancreas relative to the other organs in the upper portion of the abdominal cavity. - The pancreas is about 6 inches long and sits across the back of the abdomen‚ behind the stomach and liver‚ leveled with the top of the small intestine and it also borders the liver‚ spleen and kidneys. The head of the pancreas is on the right side of the abdomen and is connected to the duodenum (the first section of the small intestine) through a small tube called the pancreatic

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    pancreatitis‚ which is an inflammation of the pancreas‚ and the second part will elaborate on my clinical experience with a patient I was taking care that suffered from pancreatitis. The pancreas is the organ within the human body that is located underneath the stomach and is responsible for insulin production and other certain digestive enzymes. Inflammation in the pancreas is caused by the infiltration of pancreatic enzymes into the tissues of the pancreas‚ which in turn cause irritation and edema

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    initiated the appropriate medical therapy. Questions 1. Describe the anatomic location of the pancreas relative to the other organs in the upper portion of the abdominal cavity. 2. Describe the functional anatomy of the duct system that conveys bile from the liver and digestive juice from the pancreas to the lumen of the duodenum. 3. Briefly outline the endocrine and exocrine functions of the pancreas. 4. Describe the hormonal control of the secretion of bile and pancreatic juice during the

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    Project-Disease Summary Nicole Pierce Course Project-Disease Summary Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a gland that releases digestive juices and digestive hormones. The digestive juices consist of enzymes and bicarbonate. The enzymes help break down fats and calcium in foods. The bicarbonate that your pancreas releases neutralizes the stomach acids. The pancreas is part of the endocrine system‚ secreting the digestive hormones consisting of insulin and glucagon‚ which

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