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Glossary: islet cell, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

islet cell

(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.



Islet Cell Tumors (Endocrine Pancreas)