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  • The pancreas has dual roles - it is an organ of the digestive system and of the endocrine system.
  • The exocrine pancreas produces enzymes that help to digest food, particularly protein.
  • The endocrine pancreas makes the hormone insulin, which helps to control blood sugar levels.
  • Disorders of the pancreas include acute or chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer and diabetes.

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Reviewed on: 21-08-2014