Pancreas

Science / Biology / Pancreas: A gland in the abdominal cavity that secretes digestive enzymes into the small intestine and also secretes the hormones insulin and glucagon into the blood, where they regulate blood glucose levels. A digestive organ that produces trypsin, chymotrypsin and other enzymes as a pancreatic juice, but which also has endocrine functions in the production of the hormones somatostatin, insulin, and glucagon.

Insulin

Science / Biology / Insulin: A hormone secreted by the pancreas that stimulates the uptake of glucose by body cells. Insulin works antagonistically with glucagon to control blood sugar levels. MORE

Lipases

Science / Biology / Lipases: Enzymes secreted by the pancreas that are active in the digestion of fats. MORE

Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

Science / Genetics / Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome: An autosomal dominant condition characterized by the anomalous growth and proliferation of blood vessels on the retina of the eye and the cerebellum of the brain: cysts and cancers in the kidneys, pan MORE

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