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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.
Novartis' new drug combination receives positive CHMP opinion for treating stage III BRAF mutant melanoma

Novartis' new drug combination receives positive CHMP opinion for treating stage III BRAF mutant melanoma

CNDA approves KEYTRUDA for treatment of advanced melanoma

CNDA approves KEYTRUDA for treatment of advanced melanoma

Phase 3 study of KEYTRUDA monotherapy meets primary endpoint

Phase 3 study of KEYTRUDA monotherapy meets primary endpoint

Ferring announces FDA approval of ZOMACTON for injection in four new pediatric indications

Ferring announces FDA approval of ZOMACTON for injection in four new pediatric indications

Health burdens of very high risk drinking are potentially large, study reveals

Health burdens of very high risk drinking are potentially large, study reveals

Merck announces FDA acceptance of supplemental Biologics License Application for KEYTRUDA

Merck announces FDA acceptance of supplemental Biologics License Application for KEYTRUDA

Opdivo plus low-dose Yervoy shows promising results in treating renal cell carcinoma patients

Opdivo plus low-dose Yervoy shows promising results in treating renal cell carcinoma patients

Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: How HCP’s can Support Patients with Rare Diseases

Familial Chylomicronemia Syndrome: How HCP’s can Support Patients with Rare Diseases

Gene therapy offers potential cure for patients with lipoprotein lipase deficiency

Gene therapy offers potential cure for patients with lipoprotein lipase deficiency

Pancreatitis risk in minorities linked to alcohol, gallstones and high triglycerides

Pancreatitis risk in minorities linked to alcohol, gallstones and high triglycerides

Clinical study to find improved treatment for visceral leishmaniasis starts in eastern Africa

Clinical study to find improved treatment for visceral leishmaniasis starts in eastern Africa

FDA grants accelerated approval to leukemia drug for patients with MRD-positive ALL

FDA grants accelerated approval to leukemia drug for patients with MRD-positive ALL

New review explores potentially safer therapies for treating chronic abdominal pain

New review explores potentially safer therapies for treating chronic abdominal pain

Researchers aim to to better predict future chronic opioid therapy in hospital patients

Researchers aim to to better predict future chronic opioid therapy in hospital patients

New AGA guideline focuses on critical decisions made during initial management of acute pancreatitis

New AGA guideline focuses on critical decisions made during initial management of acute pancreatitis

Alcohol related ER visits on the rise especially among women, finds study

Alcohol related ER visits on the rise especially among women, finds study

Novartis announces FDA approval of its first and only CML therapy with TFR data in product label

Novartis announces FDA approval of its first and only CML therapy with TFR data in product label

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