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The pancreas (English pronunciation: /?pæ?kr??s/) is a gland organ in the digestive and endocrine system of vertebrates. It is both an endocrine gland producing several important hormones, including insulin, glucagon, and somatostatin, as well as an exocrine gland, secreting pancreatic juice containing digestive enzymes that pass to the small intestine. These enzymes help to further break down the carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids in the chyme.
Under a microscope, stained sections of the pancreas reveal two different types of parenchymal tissue. Lightly staining clusters of cells are called islets of Langerhans, which produce hormones that underlie the endocrine functions of the pancreas. Darker staining cells form acini connected to ducts. Acinar cells belong to the exocrine pancreas and secrete digestive enzymes into the gut via a system of ducts.
The pancreas is a dual-function gland, having features of both endocrine and exocrine glands.
The part of the pancreas with endocrine…

Pancreas artificiale: Beta Bionics riceve l’approvazione della FDA per iniziare il reclutamento nello studio del pancreas bionico

Lunedì la FDA ha concesso il via libera per il reclutamento di volontari nel trial clinico del dispositivo sperimentale della Beta Bionics che consentirà alla compagnia di iniziare i primi studi a domicilio testando la configurazione solo con insulina del suo sistema di pancreas bionico, secondo un comunicato […]

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