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Islets of Langerhans

Descriptions of Islets of Langerhans

Islets of Langerhans: cell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ; secrete insulin and other hormones
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Summary Information: Islets of Langerhans

Islets of Langerhans: The islets of Langerhans are a specialized group of cells located in the pancreas, an endocrine organ located in the upper left area of the abdominal cavity. As a group, the islets of Langerhans produce pancreatic hormones including glucagon, insulin, and somatostatin.

The islets of Langerhans include the alpha cells, beta cells, and delta cells. Conditions that can afflict the islets of Langerhans include pancreatic cancer, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and pancreatitis.

Closely Related Organs: Islets of Langerhans

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Islets of Langerhans

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Other Names: Islets of Langerhans

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Sub Parts: Islets of Langerhans

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Islets of Langerhans

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