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Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the duodenum—the first part of the small intestine. The pancreas secretes digestive juices, or enzymes, into the duodenum through a tube called the pancreatic duct. Pancreatic enzymes join with bile—a liquid produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder—to digest food. The pancreas also releases the hormones insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream. These hormones help the body regulate the glucose it takes from food for energy.

Normally, digestive enzymes secreted by the pancreas do not become active until they reach the small intestine. But when the pancreas is inflamed, the enzymes inside it attack and damage the tissues that produce them.

Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. Either form is serious and can lead to complications. In severe cases, bleeding, infection, and permanent tissue damage may occur.
Researchers discover a protein that protects the pancreas from self-digestion

Researchers discover a protein that protects the pancreas from self-digestion

Coffee found to have a stimulating effect on some digestive processes

Coffee found to have a stimulating effect on some digestive processes

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New research indicates the link between diabetes and SARS-CoV-2 viral infection

New research indicates the link between diabetes and SARS-CoV-2 viral infection

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Study validates new pharmacological target for Alzheimer’s disease

Study reveals the formation of tuft cells and their role in immunity

Study reveals the formation of tuft cells and their role in immunity