• Disease
  • There are usually no symptoms in the disease's early stages, and symptoms that are specific enough to suggest pancreatic cancer typically do not develop until the disease has reached an advanced stage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Endocrine
  • It is an endocrine gland producing several important hormones, including insulin, glucagon, somatostatin, and pancreatic polypeptide, all of which circulate in the blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • bile
  • It also receives bile and pancreatic juice through the pancreatic duct, controlled by the sphincter of Oddi. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pancreatic enzymes and bile from the gallbladder enter the small intestine in response to the hormone cholecystokinin, which is produced in the small intestine in response to the presence of nutrients. (wikipedia.org)