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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



endocrine pancreas cell  listen  (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.