Where Is The Pancreas Located In The Human Body?


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Hannah Barton answered

The pancreas is located across the back of the abdomen in the human body, behind the stomach and level with the top of the small intestine. The areas of the abdomen that it is located in are called the epigastrium and the left hypochondrium.

The pancreas is about 6 inches long and the head is on the right side of the abdomen. It connects to the duodenum (first section of the small intestine) through the pancreatic duct. The tail (narrow end) of the pancreas extends to the left side of the body. The pancreas is made up of glandular tissue.

As well as the head and the tail, the pancreas comprises the uncinate process (which emerges from the lower part of the head), the neck (the constricted part between the body and the head), and the main body. The head drains into the superior mesenteric (the vessel that drains blood from the small intestine) and portal veins (drains blood from the gastrointestinal tract and spleen) while the body and neck drain into the splenic vein (the vessel that drains blood from the spleen).

The pancreas contains enzyme-producing cells that secrete two hormones: Glucagon and insulin. They are secreted directly into the bloodstream and regulate the level of glucose in the blood. Glucagon increases the blood sugar level if it falls too low and insulin lowers the blood sugar level if it rises too high, increasing the amount of glucagon in the liver.

The pancreas also aids digestion by releasing digestive juices through a duct into your duodenum when you eat. The fluid is rich in enzymes that break down proteins, fats and carbohydrates. It also contains sodium bicarbonate that neutralizes the acid in your stomach.

The pancreas was first identified by the Greek anatomist and surgeon Herophilus (335-280BC). It was named by another Greek anatomist, Rufus of Ephesus. The name is derived from the Greek words for whole and flesh.

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Anonymous answered

Pancreas is located at the middle of the upper stomach. I have uploaded the picture. You can see the exact location of the pancreas.

Kyoko Katayama Profile
Kyoko Katayama answered
This diagram shows the location of the pancreas.
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Anonymous answered

The pancreas is a small organ, located near the lower part of the stomach and the beginning of the small intestine.

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Ayeza Sumsam answered
Via much done analysis of the body anatomy, biologists and doctors have reached to the conclusion that the pancreas is the name entitled to a gland which is positioned in the loop of the duodenum. Pancreas is connected to the duodenum with the aid of a duct known as the pancreatic duct. The function of this very vital organ of our body is to produce pancreatic juice which possesses digestive enzymes.

The pancreas unquestionably also stimulates and gives birth to the production of the hormone- insulin. Insulin plays an extraordinarily imperative role in maintaining and regulating the blood glucose level. How does the pancreas function to this....? That is another story!!!

One may find it bizarre and astonishing that calf and lamb pancreases are utilized in foods and meals. Such meals are popularly known as "stomach sweetbreads"!

Diseases and ailments concerning and relating to pancreas are listed below:-

•Carcinoma of pancreas
•Cystic fibrosis
•Acute pancreatitis
•Chronic pancreatitis
•Hereditary pancreatitis
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Aun Jafery answered
The Pancreas is an organ of the body located in the posterior of the stomach in humans. The duodenum is closely related to the Pancreas. The Pancreas is an elongated organ and lie within the abdomen in the retroperitoneum. The pancreas form part of the endocrine and digestive system. They perform two vital functions one of producing digestive enzymes in the form of pancreatic juice and another of producing hormones such as insulin. The insulin that the pancreas produces helps the body in using sugar for energy. The pancreas is roughly the size of the human hand. In appearance the Pancreas are greyish pink in colour. A major portion of the Pancreas is made of tissue made entirely of endocrine cells. The arrangement of these is known as the islets of langerhans.
Kyoko Katayama Profile
Kyoko Katayama answered
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas.  The pancreas is located in the abdomen as shown in this image.
Vikash Swaroop Profile
Vikash Swaroop answered
It is in the digestive system where you can find pancreas in the human body. If we talk of the functions it does, you can classify it in two groups; one is exocrine and another one is endocrine. The exocrine is responsible for secreting pancreatic juice that contains digestive enzymes and the endocrine is also of extreme importance as it is responsible to secrete many of the important hormones like somatostatin, glucagons and insulin.

Among the three the most important is insulin as if it is not being secreted properly, the person may get diabetic and he has to take good care of himself. You might have seen some diabetic patients taking the injections of insulin to replenish the supply of insulin in their body.
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Anonymous answered

The Pancreas is a gland present in digestive tract. Its exact location is behind the stomach. Its head is on the right side of the abdomen and attached with duodenum. It is about 6-7 inches long and 1.5 inch wide. Insulin is made and secreted by the pancreas. I recommend to visit a doctor and have ultrasound to find any problem in your pancreas or abdomen.

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ruoyun wang answered
There is a very small inconspicuous organ in the deep place of our abdomen. It is the pancreas.
Karen Profile
Karen answered

I just had an operation and my lovely doctor reported that my pancreas, liver were real good.....whatever that means.....but my gall bladder is Now out!! They are all down there around the stomach and I hope not to have any more dealings with all of that.

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