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Fun Pancreas Facts

3.3
(50 votes)
8 questions
English
AI Generated
Discover interesting facts about the pancreas, its functions, and related medical conditions.
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What is the primary function of the pancreas?

Digestion

Blood filtration

Hormone production

Immune response

Hard  26% got this right

The pancreas produces enzymes that help break down food in the digestive system.
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How many main types of cells are found in the pancreas?

1
2
5

36% got this right

There are two main types of cells in the pancreas: exocrine and endocrine cells.
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Which hormones are produced by the pancreas?

Glucagon

Insulin

Adrenaline

Testosterone

56% got this right

The pancreas produces insulin and glucagon, which regulate blood sugar levels.
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Which part of the pancreas produces digestive enzymes?

Exocrine

Beta cells

Endocrine

Islets of Langerhans

Hard  19% got this right

The exocrine part of the pancreas produces digestive enzymes that help break down food.
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Order the following pancreatic enzymes by their target macronutrient: amylase, lipase, protease.

1.

Amylase

2.

Lipase

3.

Protease

66% got this right

Amylase breaks down carbohydrates, lipase breaks down fats, and protease breaks down proteins.
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What is the medical condition caused by the inability of the pancreas to produce insulin?

Diabetes

Cystic fibrosis

Gallstones

Pancreatitis

79% got this right

Diabetes is a condition where the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.
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What is the inflammation of the pancreas called?

Pancreatitis

Cystic fibrosis

Diabetes

Gallstones

69% got this right

Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas, which can be acute or chronic.
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Which type of pancreatic cells produce insulin?

Beta cells

Alpha cells

Delta cells

Gamma cells

43% got this right

Beta cells, located in the islets of Langerhans, produce insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.