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Can you tell me about pancreas, it is both an exocrine and an endocrine gland. however, if you were two classify it one of the categories, in which would you place it?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Pancreas

Can you tell me about pancreas, it is both an exocrine and an endocrine gland.
however, if you were two classify it one of the categories, in which would you place it? ANS: it excretes enzymes into the gut and insulin into the blood. So both. If it is sick it could be one or the other only. If not sick then it is both.

In brief: Pancreas

Can you tell me about pancreas, it is both an exocrine and an endocrine gland.
however, if you were two classify it one of the categories, in which would you place it? ANS: it excretes enzymes into the gut and insulin into the blood. So both. If it is sick it could be one or the other only. If not sick then it is both.
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