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What enzymes does the pancreas produce?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: Digestive enzymes.

The islets of langerhans in the pancreas contain its endocrine cells that produce hormones that help control blood glucose levels: Alpha cells - glucagon, beta cells - Insulin and amylin, delta cells - somatostatin, pp cells - pancreatic polypeptide, epsilon cells -ghrelin.
The exocrine cells make digestive enzymes, like trypsinogen and chymotrypsinogen, to break down lipids and carbohydrates.

In brief: Digestive enzymes.

The islets of langerhans in the pancreas contain its endocrine cells that produce hormones that help control blood glucose levels: Alpha cells - glucagon, beta cells - Insulin and amylin, delta cells - somatostatin, pp cells - pancreatic polypeptide, epsilon cells -ghrelin.
The exocrine cells make digestive enzymes, like trypsinogen and chymotrypsinogen, to break down lipids and carbohydrates.
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