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Descriptor English:   Pancreas, Exocrine 
Descriptor Spanish:   Páncreas Exocrino 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Pâncreas Exócrino 
Synonyms English:   Exocrine Pancreas  
Tree Number:   A03.734.540
Definition English:   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. 
History Note English:   2005; use PANCREAS 1998-2004 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
IR innervation ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery UL ultrastructure
VI virology  
Record Number:   38423 
Unique Identifier:   D046790 

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