What surrounds the pancreas?
the duodenum and the jujenum
What are the two main ducts of the pancreas?
- main pancreatic duct
- common bile duct
What are the main parts of the pancreas?
- interlobular duct
How can you tell the difference between a vein, artery, and duct?
Lining of duct is simple columnar/cuboidal
What do acinar cells secrete?
Are the pacreatic acini the endocrine or exocrine part of the pancreas?
What is the endocrine part of the pancreas?
Islets of Langerhans
What does the pancreatic acinar glands secrete?
bicarbonate cells that neutralize acid in chyme that duodenum receives from stomach
Why does the pancreas secrete inactive proteases?
- it would eat itself
- prevent digestion of cellular proteins
What other digestive enzymes are secreted by the pancreas?
- lipase for lipids
- amylase that breaks down carbohydrates