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I try my best to answer this, but I am not native english speaker, so I do not know the exact words.
The pancreas is both an exocrine and endocrine gland
- exocrine gland: produce something which is excreted out of the body, in this case the digestive tract. The pancreatic fluid main purpose is to increase pH of the stuff coming out of the stomach
-endocrine gland: produce chemicals excreted inside the body, the blood system. In fact 2 hormones are produced in the pancreas insulin (lower the glucose level in blood) and glucagon (increase blood level in blood).
That is a good start for your research.
Injectable pig insulin has been used by diabetics since the 1940s. Since 1986 it has been replaced by human recombinant insulin (produced in E.coli). I think some people still use pig insulin but I’m not certain
There is also some research into transferring Pig embryonic insulin cells / adult pancreatic cells into people as a potential cure for diabetes. This could be an alternative to using human embryonic stem cells. BUT Zenotransplantation carries its own risks. Who knows what retroviruses pigs carry and what effects they could have if introduced into immuno-suppressed humans.
Pancreatin is an enzyme derived from the Pancrease of the Porcine (Pig), they are used in medicine as well as natural supplements, Pancreatic enzymes work really well for inflamation, pain, scarring, etc. one blend of these enzymes is Zymactive by Natural Factors.
Actually it is acceptable in UK. I ran into the same problem using learnt, and aluminium when I moved from one of the Commonwealth to the States.
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