islet cell

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.

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  • islet cell — n one of the endocrine cells making up an islet of Langerhans …   Medical dictionary

  • Islet cell transplantation — Islet transplantation is the transplantation of isolated islets from a donor pancreas and into another person. It is an experimental treatment for type 1 diabetes mellitus. Once transplanted, the islets begin to produce insulin, actively… …   Wikipedia

  • Islet cell carcinoma — Classification and external resources A symptomatic patient with pheochromocytoma and islet cell tumor of the pancreas. A small right pheochromocytoma with a necrotic center (P) is s …   Wikipedia

  • islet cell adenoma — a benign islet cell tumor …   Medical dictionary

  • islet cell tumor — any of various types of tumor of the islets of Langerhans; many cause excessive hormone secretion by islet cells. Types include gastrinoma, glucagonoma, insulinoma, somatostatinoma, and VIPoma. Called also nesidioblastoma …   Medical dictionary

  • islet cell tumour — any tumour arising in a cell of the pancreatic islets of Langerhans. These tumours, which include insulinomas, glucagonomas, and somatostatinomas, form one of the two major subclasses of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumours, the other being… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • islet cell carcinoma — A rare cancer that forms in the islets of Langerhans cells (a type of cell found in the pancreas). Also called pancreatic endocrine cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • islet cell adenoma — insulinoma. * * * …   Universalium

  • islet cell transplantation — a new technique still under evaluation for curing type 1 diabetes mellitus, which involves the injection of donated cells from the pancreatic islets of Langerhans into the liver, where it is hoped they will seed and survive. The transplanted… …   Medical dictionary

  • islet cell transplantation — a new technique still under evaluation for curing type 1 diabetes mellitus, which involves the injection of donated cells from the pancreatic islets of Langerhans into the liver, where it is hoped they will seed and survive. The transplanted… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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