What Is The Pancreas?

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The pancreas essentially controls the body's blood sugar level. The two main functions associated with the pancreas are broadly the secretion of certain hormones that are meant to regulate blood glucose levels and production of enzymes which act to break down digestible foods.

The first function is handled by the endocrine pancreas which produces many essential hormones such as insulin and glucagon. The latter is dealt with by the exocrine pancreas, which gives out pancreatic juice which holds digestive enzymes.

The 'islets of Langerhans' is the title given to the endocrine cells belonging to the pancreas. Regulation of the blood glucose level is an important element in the treatment of diabetes. Diabetes could be Type 1 (severe with an onset typically in childhood) or Type 2 (more common).
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Anonymous answered
The pancreas is a vital glandular organ situated deep within the abdominal cavity behind the stomach next to the duodenum or small intestine in a horizontal position. It is about 8 inches in length and divided into three parts the head, body and tail.
It plays a fundamental part in the digestion process by secreting different types of digestive juices (exocrine functions) containing various enzymes essential for the breaking down of the vital nutrients like proteins and fats. It also secretes various hormones (endocrine functions) including insulin that helps in maintaining the level of glucose in the blood produced during the metabolism of carbohydrates, as well as ensuring its proper utilization by the body cells as a source of energy.

The pancreas is made up of soft tissue that houses various types of groups of cells called islets of Langerhans that secrete different types of juices, which become active only when they reach the small intestine and mix with other juices like bile from the liver.

Sometimes the pancreatic cells lose their ability to manufacture the juices in the required quantities inducing a chronic condition of poor digestion and weight loss or in some cases the juices attack the organ itself inducing inflammation and leading to a violent attack of vomiting and diarrhea known as acute pancreatitis most diseases of the pancreas are related to high intake of alcohol.   

Or the beta cells within the pancreas stop producing insulin due to which the body cells fail to utilize the glucose in the blood essential for their basic processes, which is then passed through urine this condition is known as diabetes.
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Ellie Hoe answered
Pancreas is a gland organ and is considered very important for our digestive system. It is the part of the endocrine system of vertebrates and the most essential thing is that it acts both as an endocrine gland as well as endocrine gland. As an endocrine gland, pancreas produce hormones like glucagon, somatostatin and insulin. As an exocrine gland, pancreas gland secrete pancreatic juice that has digestive enzymes which are very important for the digestive system. That is why pancreas are considered very important for our body.
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Shahzad Saleem answered
Pancreas has a lot of effects in our body. They are very vital as they release insulin in the blood which maintains the blood sugar levels. An action on the pancreas was suggested based on studies where orally-administered protease suppressed the exorphin pancreas and the cholecytokinin realse. It was not explain how suppression of the exorphin pancreas can have anti-inflammatory or cell suppressive effects.

Studies published by the great and well known Dr. Edward Howell suggests that when the pancreas has to work less as result of the proper and natural diets, the basic amino acid otherwise required by the pancreas for dietary uses are made available to the metabolic enzymes which are needed for every day health. Dr. Howell indicated that enzymes present in food are routinely destroyed by cooking and diet without enzymes results in enlargement of pancreas, with in increase in the chronic degenerative disease and cancer.

He showed that when fresh and raw food reach in the enzymes are given in the diet enlargement of pancreas is inhibited. He correlated the absence of the pancreatic enlargement with a reduction in the incidence of chronic degenerative disease and cancer.
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PANCREAS , REGULATES THE WAY INSULIN IS STORED IN OUR BODIES AND ALSO HELPS THE WAY OUR BODY PRODUCES AND USES INSULIN , IF OUR PANCREAS DOES NOT MAKE ENOUGH INSULIN THEN WE ARE GOING TO BE A DIABETIC
IF YOUR BODY MAKES TOO MUCH INSULIN THEN YOU HAVE LOW BLOOD SUGAR , AND I HAVE HAD BOTH.
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It is a organ in  the digestive system that is used to produce hormones like insulin and also pancreatic juice that is used to sent digestive enzymes into the small intestine, and these enzymes are used to break down fats, proteins and carbohydrates in the body.

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