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Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a large gland behind the stomach and close to the duodenum—the first part of the small intestine. The pancreas secretes digestive juices, or enzymes, into the duodenum through a tube called the pancreatic duct. Pancreatic enzymes join with bile—a liquid produced in the liver and stored in the gallbladder—to digest food. The pancreas also releases the hormones insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream. These hormones help the body regulate the glucose it takes from food for energy.

Normally, digestive enzymes secreted by the pancreas do not become active until they reach the small intestine. But when the pancreas is inflamed, the enzymes inside it attack and damage the tissues that produce them.

Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic. Either form is serious and can lead to complications. In severe cases, bleeding, infection, and permanent tissue damage may occur.
Study describes risk factors for people with chronic pancreatitis to develop diabetes

Study describes risk factors for people with chronic pancreatitis to develop diabetes

Researchers study the effects of alcohol intake and seek better treatment for alcoholic pancreatitis

Researchers study the effects of alcohol intake and seek better treatment for alcoholic pancreatitis

Are men or women impacted more by adverse reactions to prescription drug treatments?

Are men or women impacted more by adverse reactions to prescription drug treatments?

Study reveals an increase in the prevalence of digestive diseases

Study reveals an increase in the prevalence of digestive diseases

New class of drugs can safely counter allergic asthma without creating vulnerability to infections

New class of drugs can safely counter allergic asthma without creating vulnerability to infections

Enzyme found to play a crucial role in guiding cellular response to stress

Enzyme found to play a crucial role in guiding cellular response to stress

Study reveals the role of autophagy in competitive elimination of cancer cells

Study reveals the role of autophagy in competitive elimination of cancer cells

Intact autophagic vacuoles found to be indispensable in mediating competitive elimination of cancer cells

Intact autophagic vacuoles found to be indispensable in mediating competitive elimination of cancer cells

Researchers aim to evaluate outcomes of visceral artery pseudoaneurysm in necrotizing pancreatitis

Researchers aim to evaluate outcomes of visceral artery pseudoaneurysm in necrotizing pancreatitis

Phage therapeutics can be used to fight multidrug-resistant pathogens

Phage therapeutics can be used to fight multidrug-resistant pathogens

UMass Amherst scientist to study how embryonic exposure to pollutants may increase diabetes risk

UMass Amherst scientist to study how embryonic exposure to pollutants may increase diabetes risk

Alcohol consumption does not provide any health benefits, presents many risks for young people

Alcohol consumption does not provide any health benefits, presents many risks for young people

‘Hypervitaminosis D’ is on the rise and linked to serious health issues

‘Hypervitaminosis D’ is on the rise and linked to serious health issues

Researchers demonstrate the feasibility of pancreatic beta-cell, target-specific CAR-Treg treatment for T1D

Researchers demonstrate the feasibility of pancreatic beta-cell, target-specific CAR-Treg treatment for T1D

Researchers receive $1.1 million to study the safety, efficacy of drug combination for chronic pancreatitis

Researchers receive $1.1 million to study the safety, efficacy of drug combination for chronic pancreatitis

Salk scientists identify a protein that is critical for preventing pancreatic auto-digestion in mice

Salk scientists identify a protein that is critical for preventing pancreatic auto-digestion in mice

Dog owners' feeding habits and the impact of FDA hygiene protocols on dog food dish contamination

Dog owners' feeding habits and the impact of FDA hygiene protocols on dog food dish contamination

AI model uses electronic health records to identify people at high risk for pancreatic cancer

AI model uses electronic health records to identify people at high risk for pancreatic cancer

Molecular signature of microorganisms in stool samples could predict pancreatic cancer risk

Molecular signature of microorganisms in stool samples could predict pancreatic cancer risk

Screening assays identify TMPRSS2 inhibitors from drug repurposing candidates useful as COVID-19 therapeutic

Screening assays identify TMPRSS2 inhibitors from drug repurposing candidates useful as COVID-19 therapeutic