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Pancreas, Exocrine MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Pancreas, Exocrine
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Scope Note
The major component (about 80%) of the PANCREAS composed of acinar functional units of tubular and spherical cells. The acinar cells synthesize and secrete several digestive enzymes such as TRYPSINOGEN; LIPASE; AMYLASE; and RIBONUCLEASE. Secretion from the exocrine pancreas drains into the pancreatic ductal system and empties into the DUODENUM.
Entry Term(s)
Exocrine Pancreas
Previous Indexing
Pancreas (1965-2004)
Public MeSH Note
2005; see PANCREAS 1998-2004
History Note
2005; use PANCREAS 1998-2004
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Pancreas, Exocrine Preferred
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