noun. a gland, found close to the posterior wall of the abdominal cavity, which is aroused by secretin to disperse pancreatic juice, that consists of many digestive enzymes. Also, small groups of cells within the pancreas act as an endocrine gland, dispersing insulin and glucagon.

PANCREAS: "Life without a pancreas is difficult, and not documented as successful in many cases."
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