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Digestive System Overview tube running from mouth to anus this tube is like an  assembly  line  its chief goal is break down key  nutrients
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The role of the Pancreas The  pancreas  is an organ that serves two  functions: Exocrine  - it produces pancreatic juice  containing digestive  enzymes . Endocrine - it produces several important  hormones , including  insulin .  
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The Pancreas: Intro and Index   As chyme floods into the  small intestine  from the  stomach, two things must happen:  acid must be quickly and efficiently  neutralized to  prevent damage  to the duodenal  mucosa  proteins, fats and starch must be broken down  much further before their constituents can be  absorbed through the mucosa into  blood 
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The Endocrine  Pancreas The pancreas houses two distinctly different  tissues:  Exocrine tissue-produces  enzymes  that  break down all categories of digestible foods  Endocrine tissue-secretes  hormone s that  affect carbohydrate metabolism 
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