The pancreas is made up of two parts A and B. The part A secrets insulin whereas part B secretes pancreatic juice.(a) Which part is functioning as an endocrine gland? Why?(b) What is insulin and what effect does it have in the body?(c) Name the disease which can be treated by giving insulin injections.(d) What does pancreatic juice contain? Where does pancreatic juice go?(e) Name the life process in which pancreatic juice is made use of.

(a) Part A functions as an endocrine gland because it secrets insulin hormone directly into the bloodstream.

(b) Insulin is a hormone which is secreted by the pancreas. It controls the blood sugar level and prevents diabetes disease.

(c) Diabetes is the disease, that can be treated by giving injections of insulin because the deficiency of insulin in the body leads to diabetes.

(d) Pancreatic juice contains digestive enzymes like pancreatic amylase, trypsin and lipase. The pancreatic juice goes into the small intestine.

(e) Digestion is the process where the enzymes present in the pancreatic juice are used to break down the food.


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Updated on: 23-Mar-2023


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