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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
SE secretion SU surgery
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   10367 
Unique Identifier:   D010179 

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