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The pancreas is an organ in the upper abdomen, behind the stomach
and close to the spine, that produces substances (digestive enzymes) needed to
break down and use food. The pancreas also produces insulin, the hormone that
regulates sugar (glucose) in the blood.
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology
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