Endocrine pancreas cells

Definition of endocrine pancreas cell

endocrine pancreas cell

(EN-doh-krin PAN-kree-us 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 islet cell and islet of Langerhans cell.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms