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What does the pancreas look like?

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The pancreas is about six inches long and sits across the back of the abdomen, behind the stomach. The head of the pancreas is on the right side of the abdomen and is connected to the duodenum (the first section of the small intestine) through a small tube called the pancreatic duct.

The pancreas produces insulin, which helps move nutrients, especially sugar, into the cells of the body's tissues.


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