The Oversize Pancreas Model

Pancreas is a vital organ in two ways. Being the sole organ which produces the hormone insulin, its convenient position in the epigastrium and left hypochondrium areas of the abdomen enables supplying the neighbouring organs fast by the circulatory system. Otherwise, pancreas secretes 1.5 litres pancreatic juice daily, containing digestive enzymes, e.g. amylase (for digesting carbohydrates) or lipase (for digesting fats).

The pancreas model shows

The pancreas model demonstrates the interaction with the surrounding organs, small intestine and liver, as well as adjacent muscles and blood vessels. In particular, it shows the effect of medication for treating diabetes mellitus in the gland and the neighbouring organs. By means of lighting technology, the pancreas model displays how an innovative therapeutic principle for decreasing the level of blood glucose in diabetes, the so-called DPP-4 inhibition, functions. Interactions between organs in metabolism are visualised in windows in the organs. A detailed labelling at the model explains extracts of the functional chain.