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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.
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Glucose-control drug sitagliptin does not raise risk of cardiovascular events

Sanofi announces results from Phase IIIb ELIXA study of Lyxumia in adults with diabetes and high CV risk

Sanofi announces results from Phase IIIb ELIXA study of Lyxumia in adults with diabetes and high CV risk

Once-weekly Trulicity 0.75 mg shows promising results in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes

Once-weekly Trulicity 0.75 mg shows promising results in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes

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New clinical data demonstrating treatment options in Lilly's diabetes portfolio to be presented at ADA Scientific Sessions

New clinical data demonstrating treatment options in Lilly's diabetes portfolio to be presented at ADA Scientific Sessions

Lilly Diabetes Alliance, Boehringer Ingelheim to present study results at ADA’s Scientific Sessions

Lilly Diabetes Alliance, Boehringer Ingelheim to present study results at ADA’s Scientific Sessions

Researchers reveal molecular steps that allow pancreatic cancer to spread to the liver

Researchers reveal molecular steps that allow pancreatic cancer to spread to the liver

Glyxambi for Type 2 diabetes treatment now available by prescription across the U.S.

Glyxambi for Type 2 diabetes treatment now available by prescription across the U.S.

Researchers review ten years of scientific studies on mitochondrial toxicity in pregnant women

Researchers review ten years of scientific studies on mitochondrial toxicity in pregnant women

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Houston woman gets $4,300 SNAP grant for necessary home repairs

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St. Mary's wins Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for second consecutive year

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Researchers reveal key factor in understanding elevated cancer risk linked to gene therapy

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FDA receives IDE application for CytoSorbents' CytoSorb cardiac surgery trial

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FDA approves Novo Nordisk’s weight loss injection, Saxenda

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FDA approves intravenous administration of Erwinaze (asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi)

FDA approves intravenous administration of Erwinaze (asparaginase Erwinia chrysanthemi)

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Malnutrition predicts long-term survival in elderly patients undergoing Whipple procedure

Mylan gets tentative approval from FDA for two pediatric dosages of abacavir/lamivudine tablets

Mylan gets tentative approval from FDA for two pediatric dosages of abacavir/lamivudine tablets

Simple blood test may help spot pancreatic cancer

Simple blood test may help spot pancreatic cancer