NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,091 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- islet cell
- listen (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.