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Descriptor English:   Pancreas 
Descriptor Spanish:   Páncreas 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Pâncreas 
Tree Number:   A03.734
Definition English:   A nodular organ in the ABDOMEN that contains a mixture of ENDOCRINE GLANDS and EXOCRINE GLANDS. The small endocrine portion consists of the ISLETS OF LANGERHANS secreting a number of hormones into the blood stream. The large exocrine portion (EXOCRINE PANCREAS) is a compound acinar gland that secretes several digestive enzymes into the pancreatic ductal system that empties into the DUODENUM. 
Indexing Annotation English:   /enzymol: consider also PANCREATIN for "pancreatic enzymes" particularly in ther; /surg: consider also PANCREATECTOMY; note that ISLETS OF LANGERHANS TRANSPLANTATION is also available; inflammation = PANCREATITIS; pancreatic A, B, C cells: index under ISLETS OF LANGERHANS; D cells = SOMATOSTATIN-SECRETING CELLS
Entry Combination - descr/qualif English:   Pancreas/transplantation use Pancreas Transplantation
 
See Related English:   Pancreatectomy
Pancreaticojejunostomy
 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
IR innervation ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery UL ultrastructure
VI virology  
Record Number:   10367 
Unique Identifier:   D010179 

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