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View in Spanish: Célula del islote de Langerhans

Islet of Langerhans cell (EYE-let of LANG-er-hanz)
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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.