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What's the Pancreas?


Say: PAN-kree-us

The pancreas is a long, flat gland in your belly. It sits behind the stomach and makes enzymes that are important for digestion. It also makes insulin and glucagon, which help control the level of glucose (a type of sugar) in the blood.

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