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Pancreas

Pancreas and its location in the body

The pancreas is an organ in the upper belly, behind the stomach and close to the spine. It makes digestive enzymes that your body uses to break down and process food. The pancreas also makes insulin, the hormone that regulates sugar (glucose) in the blood.

Current as of: April 15, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
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E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine

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