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The pancreas is a small organ located behind the stomach in the abdomen and functions as a digestive organ and an endocrine organ. In the digestive system, the pancreas helps break down food. In the endocrine system, the... More »

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The function of the pancreas is to help with digestion. It mainly does this by secreting insulin, which helps the cells in the body use glucose, which is their main fuel. The pancreas also secretes other digestive juices... More »

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The pancreas is located in the back portion of the abdomen behind the stomach. It is a small organ that lies between the stomach and the spinal cord. The pancreas extends to connect to the small intestine. More »

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The pancreas is a flat, J-shaped organ that is wider on the right and tapers to the left and is located behind the stomach, according to LiveScience. It is responsible for producing insulin, glycogen and enzymes that aid... More »

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The pancreas is a long, flattened gland in the upper part of the abdomen between the stomach and the spine. It is about 6 inches long and its head connects to the duodenum through a small tube called the pancreatic duct. More »

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