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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



islet of Langerhans cell  listen  (I-let … LANG-er-hanz 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 cell.