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Pancreas

Glossary

pancreas

A glandular organ located in the abdomen. It makes pancreatic juices, which contain enzymes that aid in digestion, and it produces several hormones, including insulin. The pancreas is surrounded by the stomach, intestines, and other organs.

Last updated: 2014-08-11

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)