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Pancreas

"Pancreas" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A nodular organ in the ABDOMEN that contains a mixture of ENDOCRINE GLANDS and EXOCRINE GLANDS. The small endocrine portion consists of the ISLETS OF LANGERHANS secreting a number of hormones into the blood stream. The large exocrine portion (EXOCRINE PANCREAS) is a compound acinar gland that secretes several digestive enzymes into the pancreatic ductal system that empties into the DUODENUM.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pancreas" by people in this website by year, and whether "Pancreas" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 138 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 15 publications in 2012
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