Diseases of the Pancreas

  • Robert C. Bowman

Abstract

The pancreas is a complex organ with exocrine and endocrine functions. Containing more than 20 of the most potent digestive enzymes, the pancreas evaded proper study for years, as it autodigested soon after death. The exocrine pancreas has much reserve function: More than 90% must be damaged to produce maldigestion of fat. Secretin stimulation tests are abnormal only after the loss of 75% of acinar tissue.

Keywords

Acute Pancreatitis Biliary Stone Pancreatic Abscess Pancreatic Infection Trypsinogen Activate Peptide 
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