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Schematic representation of the pancreas. It lies across the upper abdomen retroperitoneally behind the stomach and is a gland.
* 1. function: exocrine gland - Production of digestive secretions for the absorption of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
* 2. function: endocrine gland - production of the antagonistic hormones insulin and glucagon to regulate blood sugar.

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 - Uploaded at 24.12.2010
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