Discuss the endocrine and exocrine functions of the pancreas.

The pancreas is located in the central abdomen and is responsible for a variety of endocrine and exocrine functions. 

Its endocrine (into blood) functions include the release of insulin (to control blood glucose levels), glucagaon and somatosatin. 

The exocrine functions (into ducts) serve to metabolise food ingested in the gut. These enzymes include trypsin, amylase and lipase. 

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