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Describe the pancreas? it is a grayish pink gland that lies across the posterior abdominal wall behind the stomach
where is the pancreas located? it is a glandular organ located in the abdominal cavity behind the stomach
what does the pancreas produce? it is an endocrine gland that produces insulin, glucagon, somatostatin, and pancreatic polypeptide
what products does the pancreas secrete for the digestive system? it secretes pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes
The pancreas is both an _____ and _____ gland it is both an exocrine and endocrine gland
what is an exocrine gland? an excorine gland secretes digestive enzymes such as pancreatic lipase
what is the endocrine function of the pancreas? it secretes insulin and glucagon
The pancreas is divided into which three parts the head, body and tail
what are islets of Langerhans? they are groups of cells in the pancreas that secrets insulin and glucagon
The islets are endocrine glands because they are? ductless
which islet cells produce glucagon? The alpha cells
which islet cells produce insulin? The beta cells
what is the function of insulin? Insulin enables the removal of glucose from the blood and the buildup of fat
Insulin enables the removal of? glucose from the blood
Insulin enables the build up of? buildup of fats
what is the difference between glucagon and insulin? Glucagon effect is opposite form that of insulin
what is the function of glucagon? Glucagon enables the increase of glucose in the blood
Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which? glucose is not sufficiently metabolized

Describe the pancreas?

where is the pancreas located?

what does the pancreas produce?

what products does the pancreas secrete for the digestive system?

The pancreas is both an _____ and _____ gland

what is an exocrine gland?

what is the endocrine function of the pancreas?

The pancreas is divided into which three parts

what are islets of Langerhans?

The islets are endocrine glands because they are?

which islet cells produce glucagon?

which islet cells produce insulin?

what is the function of insulin?

Insulin enables the removal of?

Insulin enables the build up of?

what is the difference between glucagon and insulin?

what is the function of glucagon?

Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which?

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