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Animation - The Role and Anatomy of the Pancreas
This animation describes the role and anatomy of the healthy pancreas, as well as its exocrine and endocrine functions.

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Expert Video - What is the pancreas and what does it do?
Physicians describe the pancreas and the role it plays in the body, specifically the digestive system. They also briefly touch on what happens when the pancreas doesn’t work properly.
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Expert Video - How can you keep the pancreas healthy?
Physicians describe ways to keep the pancreas healthy, including limiting alcohol, stopping smoking and the importance of diet, especially the role of fat in the diet.
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Patient Video - What did you know about the pancreas before and after your diagnosis?
Patients with diseases of the pancreas discuss what they know about the pancreas now and prior to being diagnosed with their condition.
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Patient Video - What support have you found helpful?
Patients talk about how they have gained support and their experiences in living with diseases of the pancreas. Proactive involvement, renewed outlooks, and positive reflections are some of the silver linings they share in this video.
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Slide Show - The Role and Anatomy of the Pancreas
This slide show describes the role and anatomy of the healthy pancreas, as well as its exocrine and endocrine functions.
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This educational activity has been developed by: The National Pancreas Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

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This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series that provides highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their health care professionals for optimal outcomes.