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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…

Diabete tipo 1: Diabeloop il software per il pancreas artificiale fai da te ottiene la marcatura CE

L’innovazione dirompente per la gestione autonoma del T1D Diabeloop ha annunciato oggi di aver ricevuto il marchio CE per DBLG1 ™, la sua soluzione tecnologica innovativa per migliorare radicalmente la qualità della vita dei pazienti T1D attraverso una migliore gestione dello zucchero nel sangue. Questa notizia rappresenta un passo […]