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Pancreas, Exocrine

"Pancreas, Exocrine" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The major component (about 80%) of the PANCREAS composed of acinar functional units of tubular and spherical cells. The acinar cells synthesize and secrete several digestive enzymes such as TRYPSINOGEN; LIPASE; AMYLASE; and RIBONUCLEASE. Secretion from the exocrine pancreas drains into the pancreatic ductal system and empties into the DUODENUM.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pancreas, Exocrine" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Pancreas, Exocrine" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 34 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2008
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.