43. Normally, the pancreas secretes pancreatic juice through the pancreatic duct to the duodenum. ----. Blockage of the pancreatic duct stops the flow of the pancreatic juice. Usually, the blockage is temporary and causes limited damage, which is soon repaired.
A) The pancreas is a leaf-shaped gland about five inches long
B) Acute pancreatitis is a sudden inflammation of the pancreas
C) This pancreatic juice contains digestive enzymes
D) Almost everyone with acute pancreatitis suffers severe abdominal pain in the upper midabdomen
E) No single blood test proves a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis