Among the most important organs of our body, but we tend to forget more surprising, the pancreas is probably one of the most outstanding, of which only remember us when any related disease arises (such as is the case of diabetes or conditions more serious as pancreatitis).
Basically it consists of a body that is located in our digestive system. Its head is located in the concavity formed by the second portion of the duodenum, and can grow to between 20 to 30 centimeters, 5 centimeters thick and weighing approximately 70 to 150 grams.
It is more specifically of a large size gland, which is located behind the stomach and closes precisely the first part of the small intestine. Among its main functions we can mention the separation of digestive juices in the small intestine through a tube – a known by the name of pancreatic duct – as well as the release of hormones such as insulin and glucagon in the blood.