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Picture of Pancreas

Picture of Pancreas

The pancreas is an approximately 6-inch-long gland that is situated behind the stomach on the right side of the abdomen. The pancreas secretes enzymes that aid in digestion of food in the first part of the small intestine -- the duodenum -- via the pancreatic duct.

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Text Reference: "The Pancreas." Johns Hopkins Medicine.