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Lies in the loop of the duodenum
Heterocrine gland
Endocrine and exocrine; divided into head, body, and tail
Pancriatic islets
"Islets of Langerhans" Paul Langerhans(1847-1888) was a German histologist/ pathologist- tiny cluster of endocrine cells
Alpha cells
Secret glucagon; raises blood sugar
Beta cells
Secrete insulin; decreases blood sugar
Delta cells
Secrete somatostatin; inhibit secretion of glucagon and insulin
Secrete pancreatic polypeptide; regulate release of pancreatic enzymes
Exocrine portion of gland
Consists of "acini" - seretes digestive enzy,es; surround islets (will go to pancreatic duct)