Definition of 'pancreas'
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The pancreas produces insulin to manage blood sugar and turn it into energy. The Sun (2016)These include the pancreas and stomach. The Sun (2009)His kidneys, pancreas and liver were also transplanted. The Sun (2008)At 41 she underwent a double transplant of kidney and pancreas. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The pancreas still makes insulin but the body doesn't use it properly. The Sun (2007)It is thought toxins harm the pancreas, the organ which produces insulin. The Sun (2006)This increase triggers the pancreas to produce insulin, a hormone which helps transport glucose into the cells. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)She received a liver, two kidneys and a pancreas in an eight-hour operation. The Sun (2012)Being this overweight puts huge strain on muscles and joints, as well as the heart, liver and pancreas. The Sun (2013)For other cancers, such as those of the lung and the pancreas, the prognosis has scarcely changed in recent decades. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At a certain point the pancreas releases insulin (and the liver releases glucose tolerance factor) which helps to transport the glucose from the blood into the cells. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)
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British English: pancreas NOUN
Your pancreas is an organ in your body that is situated behind your stomach. It produces insulin and substances that help your body digest food.
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