The pancreas is located in the abdomen behind the stomach and is about 25 centimeters in length. The pancreas is a gland that secretes both digestive enzymes and important hormones.
The pancreas performs two important functions within the body.
The first function belongs to the exocrine pancreas. The pancreas produces digestive juices and enzymes to help digest carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
The second function belongs to the endocrine pancreas. The pancreas produces the hormone