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What are endocrine and exocrine cells in the pancreas?

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Endocrine cells make hormones and are clustered together in groups called islets. They're found mostly in the tail and body sections of the gland. Exocrine cells represent 95% of the cells in the pancreas. They're spread throughout the gland and perform digestive functions.

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Pancreatic Cancer." 

National Cancer Institute: "Pancreatic Cancer."

The National Pancreas Foundation: "About Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 25, 2020

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Pancreatic Cancer." 

National Cancer Institute: "Pancreatic Cancer."

The National Pancreas Foundation: "About Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on January 25, 2020

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