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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pancreas

[ˈpæŋkriəs] npancréas m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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The pancreas is about six inches long and sits in the curve between the lower end of the stomach and the start of the small intestine, so it's on the right side of your abdomen.
Xeris Pharmaceuticals announced that Jessica Castle, M.D., an associate professor of medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine and OHSU Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center in Portland, Oregon, is conducting a clinical trial with a dual-hormone artificial pancreas using Xeris' ready-to-use liquid glucagon to evaluate a new closed-loop algorithm.
ORLANDO -- The pancreas is drawing wider interest among scientists: In one study, researchers reported that already-shrunken organs keep atrophying in young people with recently diagnosed type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) even as they go through adolescent growth.
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