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  • Function Of The Pancreas Roles, And Mal-Functions

    Pancreas Functions and Mal-Functions The Pancreas is a very essential gland within the human body. The pancreas has both endocrine functions as well as exocrine functions. Commonly referenced as a dual function gland. The pancreas is a rather large, solid gland that is roughly 10 inches long. It is located behind the stomach in the abdominal cavity. The shape of the pancreas is described as tadpole like. This essay will describe the functions of the pancreas along with the problems caused if the pancreas should start to mal-function. What exactly does the pancreas do for the human body? By design “the pancreas is attached to the small intestine into which the stomach empties food and liquid, already partially digested. It is to this partially…

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  • Pancreas Essay

    Core mechanisms The main organ involved with controlling glucose levels in the body is the pancreas. This organ contains specific areas known as the Islets of Langerhans which contain α cells and β cells. As this essay is focusing on the adverse effects of excess glucose in the body (hyperglycaemia) – the β cells will primary be studied as these act to lower blood glucose within the body. The cells do this by releasing a hormone known as insulin. [10] Figure 1 – Insulin Secretion…

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  • Essay On Pancreas

    This retrospective histological and immunohistochemical study was designed to evaluate the pathogenesis of pancreatic toxicity induced by patulin exposure and the role of goji extract to eliminate its toxicity. It has been reported that the relationship of the endocrine–exocrine parts of the pancreas is a complex one because of the close anatomical and functional links. The impairment of the endocrine part of the pancreas has a marked effect upon its exocrine component. It was stated that islet…

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  • Gum Myth

    also toothpastes to help diminish tooth decay. In addition gum can do stimulate saliva production within the mouth, which washes out the mouth to be cleansed. It has been proven that chewing gum for 20 minutes after a meal helps prevent enamel break down by the American Dental Association. This is because the act of chewing the sugar-free gum can produce saliva, which rids of any bacteria, resulting in the repair of teeth in good condition. Then this saliva can carry down to the esophagus where…

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  • Cystic Fibrosis Presentation

    genetic disorder. It is an inherited disorder that can result in a severe damage to the respiratory and digestive systems. This disorder can affect the lungs, pancreas, intestines, liver and even the sex organs. Cystic fibrosis builds up a thick and sticky mucus in the lungs and other respiratory and digestive organs in our body. For an infant to be at risk of developing Cystic Fibrosis, both parents must pass on the abnormal gene to the infant. Cystic fibrosis is caused by mutations in cystic…

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  • Essay On Digestive Hormones

    The body makes secretin when chyme enters the duodenum of the small intestines. Like others, secretin is made by special cells in the duodenum. As we have learned for some of the other hormones, secretin targets the stomach to make less enzymes and acid, and to make the mixing action slow down. More importantly, though, secretin also causes the liver to make more bile, while causing the pancreas to make bicarbonate ions. Bicarbonate ions are very important for the duodenum because in order…

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  • Genetic Disorders: Cystic Fibrosis

    Introduction The genetic autosomal recessive disorder known as Cystic Fibrosis (CF) effects on average 1 of 28 Caucasians. The average age for patients to be diagnosed with this genetic disorder is around 2 weeks and 2 years old, there are some cases where they are find out sooner and others when they are adults. CF affect the patient’s chloride channels which causes the mucus in their lungs to thicken and pool. It can also affect the pancreas by blocking it up and not allowing it to produce…

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  • Insulin And Glycogen Essay

    Introduction Insulin is the biological chemical that works as an effect to lower blood glucose levels in the blood. It consists of two amino acid chain linked together by disulfide bonds. It is released by beta cells of the pancreatic cells. The beta cell releases this protein when it senses a rise in our blood sugar level or after we have just eaten. After being made by the beta cells in the pancreas, insulin travels down to the body 's tissue cells to be taken up by the body 's cell. Insulin…

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  • Digestive System: Questions And Answers

    1. Which components of the digestive system are GI tract organs, and which are accessory digestive organs? The GI tract organs includes; The mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. The accessory digestive organs include; The tongue, teeth, salivary glands, liver, gall bladder, and the pancreas 2. Which organs of the digestive system come in contact with food, and what are some of their digestive functions? Mouth is used for ingestion of food. Saliva…

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  • How Does Mouth Affect The Human Body?

    the size of a kiwi fruit, it has thin walls and contains a green muscular sac which is about 10cm 4 inches long. The gallbladder stores bile which is not needed for digestion and concentrates it by absorbing some of its water and ions. Bile is also a major vehicle for excreting cholesterol from the body and also help to digest fat. After eating the gallbladder becomes flat like a deflated balloon. The Pancreas is a very soft and tadpole shaped gland. Most of the pancreas is located deep to the…

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