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Anatomy of the Endocrine System (cont.)

Pancreas

The pancreas is an elongated organ located toward the back of the abdomen behind the stomach. The pancreas has digestive and hormonal functions. One part of the pancreas, the exocrine pancreas, secretes digestive enzymes. The other part of the pancreas, the endocrine pancreas, secretes hormones called insulin and glucagon. These hormones regulate the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood.

Pictures of the Endocrine System

Picture of the Thyroid Gland

Illustration of the Thyroid Gland

Picture of the Pituitary Gland

Illustration of the Pituitary Gland



Picture of the Parathyroid Glands

Illustration of the Parathyroid Glands


Picture of the Pancreas

Illustration of the Pancreas

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