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pancreas

pan·cre·as

 (păng′krē-əs, păn′-)
n.
A long, irregularly shaped gland in vertebrates, lying behind the stomach, that secretes pancreatic juice into the duodenum and insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin into the bloodstream.

[Greek pankreas : pan-, pan- + kreas, flesh; see kreuə- in Indo-European roots.]

pan′cre·at′ic (păng′krē-ăt′ĭk, păn′-) adj.
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pancreas

(ˈpæŋkrɪəs)
n
(Anatomy) a large elongated glandular organ, situated behind the stomach, that secretes insulin and pancreatic juice
[C16: via New Latin from Greek pankreas, from pan- + kreas flesh]
pancreatic adj
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pan•cre•as

(ˈpæn kri əs, ˈpæŋ-)

n.
a large compound gland, situated near the stomach, that secretes digestive enzymes into the intestine and glucagon and insulin into the bloodstream.
[1570–80; < New Latin < Greek pánkreas sweetbread =pan- pan- + kréas flesh, meat]
pan`cre•at′ic (-ˈæt ɪk) adj.
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pancreas

pan·cre·as

(păng′krē-əs)
A long, irregularly shaped gland in vertebrate animals that is located behind the stomach. It secretes insulin and produces enzymes needed for digestion, which are secreted into the gut or small intestine.
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pancreas

A tongue-shaped gland located in the abdomen that produces glucagon, insulin, and pancreatic juice. See glucagon, insulin, pancreatic islets, pancreatic juice
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pancreas - a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomachpancreas - a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin
duct gland, exocrine, exocrine gland - a gland that secretes externally through a duct
digestive system, gastrointestinal system, systema alimentarium, systema digestorium - the system that makes food absorbable into the body
pancreatic duct - a duct connecting the pancreas with the intestine
islands of Langerhans, isles of Langerhans, islets of Langerhans - cell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ; secrete insulin and other hormones
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Translations
pankreas
بَنْكرياس
панкреас
pàncrees
slinivkaslinivka břišní člověka
bugspytkirtel
pankreato
kõhunääre
haima
gušterača
hasnyálmirigy
pankreas
brisbriskirtill, bris
膵臓
pancreas
kasa
aizkuņģa dziedzeris
alvleesklierbuikspeekselklierpancreas
pancreas
pankreaspodžalúdková žľaza
trebušna slinavka
гуштерача
bukspottkörtel
kongosho
підшлункова залоза
tụy

pancreas

[ˈpæŋkrɪəs] Npáncreas m
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pancreas

[ˈpæŋkriəs] npancréas m
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pancreas

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

pancreas

[ˈpæŋkrɪəs] npancreas m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pancreas

(ˈpӕŋkriəs) noun
a part of the body which helps in the digestion of food.
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pan·cre·as

n. pancreas, glándula del sistema digestivo que secreta externamente el jugo pancreático e interiormente la insulina y el glucagón;
___ transplanttransplante del ___.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pancreas

n (pl -creases) páncreas m
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References in periodicals archive ?
Other causes may include ectopic pancreas, mostly incidental and annular pancreas which is a rare anomaly.3Pancreatitis can also be triggered by viral infection which has an increased risk in children less than 7 years with weight less than 23 kg.
Annular pancreas (AP) is a rare congenital anomaly in which the second part of the duodenum is surrounded by a ring of pancreatic tissue continuous with the head of the pancreas.
Annular pancreas is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by a complete or partial ring of pancreatic tissue encircling the second part of the duodenum (1).
Annular pancreas and semiannular pancreas may also be observed in PS (3, 4).
Of these patients, 5 had a duodenal atresia (DA), 3 a duodenal web, and 2 an extrinsic obstruction (an annular pancreas with a complete obstruction of the lumen and a preduodenal portal vein with a quite complete obstruction).
Annular pancreas is a rare congenital morphological anomaly of the pancreatic ducts.
Those included gender, GA [less than or equal to] 35 weeks, birth weight, Apgar 1 scores, duodenal anatomy, proximal bowel dilatation, technique of primary surgical repair, presence of feeding tube, malrotation, annular pancreas, CHD, Down's syndrome, and EA/TEF (Table 3).
(7) Annular pancreas can result during rotation of the ventral pancreatic bud as it fuses with the dorsal bud, resulting in a ring of pancreatic tissue encircling the duodenum, causing gastric outlet obstruction in infants and pancreatitis in adults (Figure 2).
Officials at the 65-bedded RAK Hospital said the one-day-old full-term newborn girl born to Emirati couple after an uneventful pregnancy was noted to have abdominal distension and episodes of bilious vomiting due to a rare congenital disorder of pancreas known as "Annular Pancreas" in conjunction with another congenital anomaly known as "Duodenal Diaphragm".
The paediatric specialists diagnosed annular pancreas (malformation of a ring of tissue that surrounds the second part of the duodenum) with duodenal atresia (underdevelopment of the first part of the duodenum).
The baby was noted to have abdominal distension and episodes of bilious vomiting due to a rare congenital disorder of pancreas known as "Annular Pancreas" in conjunction with another congenital anomaly known as "Duodenal Diaphragm".
A 54-year-old female with a history significant for alcohol abuse, surgical correction of annular pancreas 20 years ago and chronic pancreatitis presented to a rural emergency department with a 1-week history of worsening severe epigastric pain, nausea and vomiting.