endocrine pancreas cell

Definition / meaning of endocrine pancreas cell

A pancreatic cell that produces hormones (e.g., insulin and glucagon) that are secreted into the bloodstream. These hormones help control the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Also called islet cell and islet of Langerhans cell.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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