Pancreatitis - Acute and Chronic

The pancreas is an organ within the abdomen behind the stomach. The pancreas has two main functions: it helps produce enzymes that aid in digestion and also secretes insulin that helps the body control blood sugar levels. Within the pancreas, there are specialized cells called acinar cells that are responsible for producing the digestive enzymes that help us break down fats and proteins. Also within the pancreas, there are specialized cells termed islets which make insulin and other hormones.

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