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Unformatted text preview: Pancreas Digestive System Overview tube running from mouth to anus this tube is like an assembly line its chief goal is break down key nutrients 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 . 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 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 Insulin...
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