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Pancreas

Endocrine organ (produces blood born hormones: insulin and glucagon)
Exocrine Organ (responsible production and release of digestive enzymes which enter the duodenum)
Situated behind the peritoneum of the posterior abdominal wall

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Head

surrounded by the duodenium

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Tail

Passes over the anterior surface of the kidney
extends tot he spleen

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Body

Measures about 6 inches

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Adrenal glands

Located superior to the kidneys

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Kidneys

During devo, Left moves until it hits the spleen
Right moves till it hits the liver

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Main pancreatic duct

Bile enters the duodenum here.

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Ampulla of Vater

Controls the main pancreatic duct

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Sphincter of Oddi

A spinchter
Guards the ampulla of Vater