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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.
Tgen And Baylor secure federal grant to develop early detection system for pancreatic cancer

Tgen And Baylor secure federal grant to develop early detection system for pancreatic cancer

Specific protein negatively affects pancreatic cells and leads to cancer growth

Specific protein negatively affects pancreatic cells and leads to cancer growth

Controlling organ functions with your cell phone may be possible in future

Controlling organ functions with your cell phone may be possible in future

FAIMS technology holds potential to be effective screening tool for pancreatic cancer

FAIMS technology holds potential to be effective screening tool for pancreatic cancer

New discovery in beta-cell pathway shows potential to improve effectiveness of diabetes drugs

New discovery in beta-cell pathway shows potential to improve effectiveness of diabetes drugs

Research paves way for new drugs that may prevent tumor repopulation after radiation therapy

Research paves way for new drugs that may prevent tumor repopulation after radiation therapy

Newly identified biomarker panel could pave way to earlier detection of pancreatic cancer

Newly identified biomarker panel could pave way to earlier detection of pancreatic cancer

FDA approves expanded use of Zykadia for first-line treatment of ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC

FDA approves expanded use of Zykadia for first-line treatment of ALK-positive metastatic NSCLC

Solid or tube feeding early in pancreatitis may help reduce hospital stays, research finds

Solid or tube feeding early in pancreatitis may help reduce hospital stays, research finds

Early-onset pancreatitis in children linked to family history and genetic mutations

Early-onset pancreatitis in children linked to family history and genetic mutations

Researchers use novel phage therapy to treat patient infected with multidrug-resistant bacterium

Researchers use novel phage therapy to treat patient infected with multidrug-resistant bacterium

ULCA scientists discover how autoantibodies cause some cases of severe hypertriglyceridemia

ULCA scientists discover how autoantibodies cause some cases of severe hypertriglyceridemia

Amgen, UCB present romosozumab Phase 2 results at ENDO 2017

Amgen, UCB present romosozumab Phase 2 results at ENDO 2017

New approach shows promise to prevent, treat cholesterol gallstone disease

New approach shows promise to prevent, treat cholesterol gallstone disease

Two migration proteins increase predictive ability of biomarker for pancreatic cancer

Two migration proteins increase predictive ability of biomarker for pancreatic cancer

Scientists discover potent trigger of inflammatory disease

Scientists discover potent trigger of inflammatory disease

Researchers uncover how stress hormone prevents digestive enzymes from damaging pancreas

Researchers uncover how stress hormone prevents digestive enzymes from damaging pancreas

Research reveals opposing role for SNAP23 protein in endocrine and exocrine pancreas

Research reveals opposing role for SNAP23 protein in endocrine and exocrine pancreas

Specific milk protein may help strengthen the body's disease-fighting power, research reveals

Specific milk protein may help strengthen the body's disease-fighting power, research reveals

Research shows CRAC channel inhibitors decrease lesion size, brain hemorrhage, and neurological deficits in TBI model

Research shows CRAC channel inhibitors decrease lesion size, brain hemorrhage, and neurological deficits in TBI model