Hepato-pancreas

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Hep´a`to-pan´cre`as


n.1.(Zool.) A digestive gland in Crustacea, Mollusca, etc., usually called the liver, but different from the liver of vertebrates.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Autopsies revealed that lobsters died mainly of organ perforations (hepato-pancreas and pericardial sac) following the tagging process, and rupture of the dorsal thoraco-abdominal membrane during the molting process.
The following tagging traumas, causing death, were identified (Krouse and Nutting, 1990): 1) perforation of vital organs, such as the pericardial sac and the hepato-pancreas; 2) rupture of the thoraco-abdominal membrane; and 3) necrosis or infection of lobster tissue at both the point of entry and exit of the tag.
Autopsies revealed that six lobsters died within three days of tagging from the rupture of the dorsal thoraco-abdominal membrane, one died after one day from the perforation of the pericardial sac, and six died between three to sixteen days after tagging from a perforated hepato-pancreas (Table 2).
In brief, squid type OPAA hydrolyzes DFP, [(i[C.sub.3][H.sub.7]O).sub.2-] P(= O)F about five times faster than another nerve gas, Soman, [CH.sub.3]([C.sub.6][H.sub.13]P)P(= O)F; it has a molecular weight of about 30,000; and it is narrowly limited to cephalopod nerve, hepato-pancreas, and saliva despite a wide search covering representative samples in various kingdoms and phyla.