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Painful Health Conditions: Pancreatitis

The pancreas is one of the body’s biggest glands. It has two roles:

The exocrine pancreas – produces alkaline substances to counteract stomach acids before food enters the small intestine and makes enzymes to help break down food into its smaller components. These secretions travel along the pancreatic duct system and enter the intestine through a narrow opening called the papilla. ‘Exocrine’ refers to glands that secrete their substances through ducts to specific targets.

The endocrine pancreas – produces hormones such as insulin, which helps to regulate the amount of sugar circulating in the blood. Problems with insulin production can lead to diabetes. ‘Endocrine’ refers to glands that secrete their substances into the bloodstream.

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