Definitions of pancreas

  1. a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin
  2. The sweetbread, a gland connected with the intestine of nearly all vertebrates. It is usually elongated and light- colored, and its secretion, called the pancreatic juice, is discharged, often together with the bile, into the upper part of the intestines, and is a powerful aid in digestion. See Illust. of Digestive apparatus.
  3. A mixed exocrine and endocrine gland situated transversely across the posterior abdominal wall in the epigastric and hypochondriac regions. The endocrine portion is comprised of the ISLETS OF LANGERHANS, while the exocrine portion is a compound acinar gland that secretes digestive enzymes.
  4. A large fleshy gland under and behind the stomach, producing a juice that helps digestion.
  5. Abdominal salivary gland; in animals used for food, abdominal sweetbread; an elongated lobulated gland, devoid of capsule, extending from the concavity of the duodenum to the spleen; it consists of a flattened head ( caput) at the duodenal end, a curved neck ( collum) and an elongated three- sided body ( corpus) extending transversely across the abdomen. The tail ( cauda) is the pointed left extremity of the body in contact with the spleen. The gland secretes the pancreatic juice, discharged into the intestine, and an internal secretion.
  6. Gland at posterior wall of stomach.
  7. A fleshy gland ( commonly called the " sweetbread") situated under and behind the stomach, secreting a saliva- like fluid which assists digestion in the intestines.
  8. The sweetbread, a gland near the stomach which secretes a fluid helpful in digestion.
  9. A fleshy gland situated under and behind the stomach; the sweet- bread of cattle.
  10. A compound racemose gland at the posterior abdominal wall of most vertebrates.

Usage examples for pancreas

  1. Her intestines were thus spared from overloading and proceeded to do the work of digestion for which they are so well provided by abundant secretion poured into them from the large glands, the liver and the pancreas, as well as the series of small glands in their own walls all of which were manifestly meant to do extremely important work. – Health Through Will Power by James J. Walsh
  2. After the salivary glands the most important structure for the digestion of starches in the animal economy is the pancreas. – Makers of Modern Medicine by James J. Walsh
  3. The pancreas is an organ with both an internal and external secretion. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  4. We are not, therefore, surprised that divers pathological cases, hitherto imperfectly understood, should come to confirm the views of M. Bernard, by proving that, in diseases of the pancreas, fatty matters have been observed to pass unchanged in the dejections. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  5. Enzymes that digest proteins are effective only in the very acid environment of the stomach, are manufactured by the pancreas and are released when protein foods are present. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  6. Raw meat and raw fish are actually easily digestible foods and if not wrongly combined will not produce toxemia in a person that still has a strong pancreas. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  7. The pancreas now takes on new activity, and a copious flow of pancreatic juice is poured along its duct into the intestines. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  8. The Pancreas is composed of a number of lobules or glands; a small duct proceeds from each; they unite and form a common canal, which proceeds towards, and terminates in, the fourth stomach. – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd
  9. What does this great combination of powers in the pancreas mean? – A Handbook of Health by Woods Hutchinson
  10. The blood brought to the capillaries of the stomach, intestines, spleen, and pancreas is gathered into veins which unite into a single trunk called the portal vein. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  11. Thus we shall learn that the cells of the liver form bile, those of the salivary glands and of the glands of the stomach and pancreas form juices which aid in the digestion of food. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  12. Moreover he should invariably diagnose an affection with celerity; and rather than betray ignorance of the seat of a disorder, it were better, says this writer, to assign it at once to the pancreas or pineal gland. – Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery by Robert Means Lawrence
  13. Say to the cells in the liver, the pancreas and the intestinal tract: I am not going to force you any longer with drugs or enemas to do your duty. – Nature Cure by Henry Lindlahr
  14. Most of the liquid acting on the food in the small intestine is supplied by two large glands, the liver and the pancreas, that connect with it by ducts. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  15. But the fact that the wall of the intestine produces secretion, which carried by the blood causes the pancreas to secrete, shows that a particular gland is not necessary. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  16. 5. Within the first coil of the small intestine, as it leaves the stomach, find the pancreas. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  17. Pancreatic: Belonging to the pancreas. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe