islet cell

Pronunciation: (I-let sel)

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 endocrine pancreas cell and islet of Langerhans cell.

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2003-01-26 Date last modified: 2006-11-08Pancreatic CancerCáncer de páncreas