Origin of pancreas
OTHER WORDS FROM pancreaspan·cre·at·ic [pan-kree-at-ik, pang-], /ˌpæn kriˈæt ɪk, ˌpæŋ-/, adjective
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The word “hormone” entered the medical lexicon in 1905 to describe secretions of the pancreas and was soon used for other chemical messengers produced by any of the body’s glands.How medicine sought to control women’s bodies while ignoring their symptoms|Susan Okie|July 2, 2021|Washington Post
In this autoimmune disease, the immune system attacks insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, leaving the body unable to make the insulin needed to control blood sugar levels.A repurposed TB vaccine shows early promise against diseases like diabetes and MS|Amanda B. Keener|June 2, 2021|Science News
We wouldn’t think twice about trying to treat that condition if it were treating your pancreas as with diabetes, or your joints as with arthritis.
It may strike you as strange that the artificial pancreas didn’t already exist.
She did take some programming courses in college, but most of the skills she deployed in making her artificial pancreas were self-taught.
The shot damaged his liver, lungs, pancreas and spleen and has left him paralyzed from the waist down.
The internal injuries cost him his spleen and part of his pancreas, but he could skate without those.
Eventually Jobs did have surgery, but by then it was too late—the cancer had spread beyond his pancreas.
Steve Jobs was right to be optimistic when, in 2004, he announced that he had cancer in his pancreas.
The surgery removes the right side of the pancreas, the gallbladder, and parts of the stomach, bile duct, and small intestine.
In the pancreas after putrefaction, and in the fces of typhus patients, no skatol was found.
The pancreas, which is the stomach sweetbread, is used less often than the others.
The thymus and thyroid glands and the pancreas are included under the term sweetbreads.
The pancreas does not appear in this drawing, being concealed behind the stomach.A Treatise on Domestic Economy|Catherine Esther Beecher
Pan′creatin, the pancreatic juice; Pancreatīt′is, inflammation of the pancreas.
British Dictionary definitions for pancreas
Derived forms of pancreaspancreatic (ˌpæŋkrɪˈætɪk), adjective
Word Origin for pancreas
Medical definitions for pancreas
Other words from pancreaspan′cre•at′ic (păng′krē-ăt′ĭk) adj.
Scientific definitions for pancreas
Cultural definitions for pancreas
A gland behind the stomach that functions in both the endocrine system and the digestive system. Its endocrine function involves the secretion into the bloodstream of insulin, which regulates the level of sugars in the blood. As part of the digestive system, the pancreas secretes into the small intestine a fluid containing enzymes that is used in the digestion of all foods.