pancreas

Pronunciation: (PAN-kree-us)

A glandular organ located in the abdomen. It makes pancreatic juices, which contain enzymes that aid in digestion, and it produces several hormones, including insulin. The pancreas is surrounded by the stomach, intestines, and other organs.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Anatomy of the pancreas. The pancreas has three areas: head, body, and tail. It is found in the abdomen near the stomach, intestines, and other organs. Anatomía del páncreas. El páncreas tiene tres áreas: cabeza, cuerpo y cola. Se encuentra en el abdomen cerca del estómago, intestinos y otros órganos. Date last modified: 2009-05-28Pancreatic CancerCáncer de páncreas