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Where is the pancreas of an adult located?



A. Below the diaphragm and below right costal margin
B. High and deep under the diaphragm - can t be palpated
C. Deep in the upper adbomen and is not normally palpable
D. Posterior to the left midaxillary line and posterior to the stomach

This question is part of Health Assessment in Nursing - Abdomen
Asked by Sticky_Chicken, Last updated: Feb 19, 2018

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E.Ruth

E.Ruth

Answered on Feb 19, 2018

C. Deep in the upper abdomen and is not normally palpable The pancreas is an organ that can be found in the endocrine and digestive system of vertebrates. In the human body, the pancreas is located in the upper abdominal cavity at the back of the stomach. It is about 6 inches in length and is connected to the small intestines (duodenum) through the pancreatic duct.

The pancreas is an important organ in the body. It produces several hormones, such as glucagon, insulin, pancreatic polypeptide, and somatostatin, which is released and circulates in our blood. The pancreas also secretes pancreatic juice which helps in the absorption and digestion of nutrients.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Feb 25, 2017

Deep in the upper adbomen and is not normally palpable
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