General Structure and Function of Pancreas : The pancreas is a serous, compound acinar gland that resembles the parotid gland in its microscopic appearance. important member of digestive system.

It differs in that it lacks striated ducts and contains islets of Langerhans.

The lobules of the pancreas contain serous adenomeres that secrete a variety of digestive enzymes into a branched duct system that empties into the duodenum.

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