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    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.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Peter J. Kahrilas, MD - Gastroenterology

    Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

    Current as of: November 14, 2014

    Author: Healthwise Staff

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

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