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    Pancreas

    Pancreas and its location in the body

    The pancreas is an organ in the upper belly, behind the stomach and close to the spine. It makes digestive enzymes that your body uses to break down and process food. The pancreas also makes insulin, the hormone that regulates sugar (glucose) in the blood.

    By Healthwise Staff
    E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology
    Last Revised May 24, 2013

    Last Revised: May 24, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology

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