islet of Langerhans


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is′let of Lang′er•hans

(ˈlɑŋ ərˌhɑns, -ˌhɑnz)
n.
any of the clusters of endocrine cells in the pancreas that are specialized to secrete insulin, somatostatin, or glucagon.
Also called is′land of Lang′erhans.
[after Paul Langerhans (1847–88), German anatomist]
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The area of islet of langerhans in control and experimental group was 15285.
Insulin is a peptide hormone secreted by [beta]-cell of the pancreatic islet of Langerhans for maintaining normal blood glucose level by facilitating cellular glucose uptake.
To elaborate the sequence of genesis of the islet of Langerhans, it is suggested to extend the study through the entire period of organogenesis to adulthood in albino rat, using hormone labeling antibodies.