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Islets of Langerhans

Definition noun The endocrine region of the pancreas, i.e. pancreatic cells that produce hormones, mainly glucagon and... Read More

Edmonton Protocol – Possible cure for Type 1 Diabetes patients

Abstract The Edmonton Protocol is only capable of treating patients with Type 1 Diabetes since they lack the appropriate... Read More

Langerhans cell

Definition noun, plural: Langerhans cells An antigen-presenting (dendritic) cell characterized by the presence of Birbeck... Read More

An introduction to Homeostasis

Researched and Written by Jonjo Minns Submitted to biologyonline.com on February 25, 2009. Published in biologyonline.com... Read More

Insulin

Definition noun A polypeptide hormone secreted by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas to regulate the... Read More

Islets Of Langerhans

Cell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ; secrete insulin and other hormones.Cells found in... Read More

Glucagon

Definition noun A peptide hormone (3485 D) produced by the alpha cells of the pancreas, and acts by stimulating the... Read More

Pancreas

Definition noun, plural: pancreases or pancreata A tongue-shaped glandular structure involved in the secretion of fluid... Read More

Acinar cells

acinar cell Any secreting cell lining an acinus, especially applied to the cells of the pancreas that furnish pancreatic... Read More

Pancreatic juice

Definition noun The transparent fluid secreted by the pancreas composed mainly of water, electrolytes, and... Read More

Regulation of Organic Metabolism, Growth and Energy Balance

Organic Metabolism Events of Absorptive and Post-absorptive States. The absorptive state is the period during which... Read More