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Study the Diagram Given Below and Then Answer the Question that Follow: - Biology

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Study the diagram given below and then answer the question that follows:

Why is the pancreas referred to as an exo-endocrine gland?

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Solution

An endocrine gland is one which does not pour its secretions into a duct, while an exocrine gland is a gland which pours its secretions into a duct. Because the pancreas produces hormones such as insulin, glucagon and somatostatin directly into the blood and not into a duct, it functions as an endocrine gland. Because it secretes the pancreatic juices for digestion via a duct, it functions as an exocrine gland. Hence, the pancreas is an exo-endocrine gland.

Concept: Human Endocrine System - Pancreas (Islets of Langerhans)
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Selina Concise Biology Class 10 Icse
Chapter 12 The Endocrine System
Structured/Application/Skill type | Q 1.3 | Page 164
ICSE Class 10 Biology
Chapter 9 The Endocrine System
Diagram Based Questions | Q 5.3
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