Question 13

Describe the exocrine functions of the pancreas.

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College Answer

Most candidates were able to mention some pancreatic enzymes, though often in insufficient detail to attract full marks. The amount, type, pH, etc. of pancreatic secretions was often not included. Many candidates did not describe the stimuli for pancreatic secretion. Better answers described the cephalic, gastric and intestinal phases of pancreatic secretion.