Pancreas. Oblong gland that lies posterior to the greater curvature of the stomach. Connected by ducts to the duodenum. Composed of clusters of glandular epithelial cells. Two main types of Pancreatic Cells: Pancreatic Islets-Islets of Langerhans (1%)
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Cirrhosis of the Liver
Distorted or scarred liver tissue due to chronic inflammation.
Commonly caused by hepatitis, chemical exposure, parasites, and alcoholism.
Symptoms include: jaundice, bleeding, edema, and increased sensitivity to drugs and chemicals.
Non A Non B Hepatitis
20% of all female cancers linked to obesity
Diabetes mellitus rates continue to rise dramatically in the U.S.