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Pancreas MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Pancreas
Tree Number(s)
A03.734
Unique ID
D010179
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010179
Annotation
/enzymol: consider also PANCREATIN for "pancreatic enzymes" particularly in ther; /‌surg: consider also PANCREATECTOMY; note that ISLETS OF LANGERHANS TRANSPLANTATION is also available; inflammation = PANCREATITIS; pancreatic A, B, C cells: index under ISLETS OF LANGERHANS; D cells = SOMATOSTATIN-SECRETING CELLS
Scope Note
A nodular organ in the ABDOMEN that contains a mixture of ENDOCRINE GLANDS and EXOCRINE GLANDS. The small endocrine portion consists of the ISLETS OF LANGERHANS secreting a number of hormones into the blood stream. The large exocrine portion (EXOCRINE PANCREAS) is a compound acinar gland that secretes several digestive enzymes into the pancreatic ductal system that empties into the DUODENUM.
See Also
Pancreatectomy
Pancreaticojejunostomy
Entry Combination
transplantation:Pancreas Transplantation
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2005/07/01
Pancreas Preferred
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