The pancreas is a digestive organ inside the abdomen. Examples of pancreatic disorders include pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, diabetes, and many others. The main purpose of the pancreas is the creation of digestive enzymes that are important for the digestive system. This primary portion of the pancreas is called the "exocrine pancreas". A second part of the pancreas is the "endocrine pancreas", which is a smaller portion that produces four major endocrine hormones, such as insulin and glucagon. Insulin is obviously well-known in relation to diabetes, and there is a close linkage between diabetes and the pancreas. Read more about: Pancreas Disorders, Diabetes, Pancreatitis
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