Normal Pancreas

The normal pancreas is predominately composed of three cell types: islet cells, acini and duct cells. The "islet of Langerhans" cells produce hormones such as insulin. The "acini" produce many of the enzymes, such as lipase, which are needed to digest food in the duodenum. The enzymes produced by the acini are carried to the duodenum by small channels called ducts.

d= duct