islets of Langerhans

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Synonyms for islets of Langerhans

cell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ

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Area of islets of langerhans was calculated by image j software.
Insulin is a peptide hormone produced by the Islets of Langerhans (pancreatic cells).
The exocrine pancreas is found throughout the organ; within the exocrine pancreas, distinct cell masses called islets of Langerhans are dispersed and constitute the endocrine pancreas.
T1D is characterized by lymphocyte infiltration into the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas, leading to inflammation and selective destruction of the insulin-producing 3-cells, resulting in hyperglycemia (1).
To meet with the emergency situation of hunger or the hard season, energy is stored up in the cells and pancreatic islets of Langerhans in the body.
The endocrine part of the pancreas, the Islets of Langerhans, produces and secretes insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels.
Action of Anastatica hierochuntica plant extract on Islets of Langerhans in normal and diabetic rats.
History has shown us that student research can have big impact for the entire scientific community; the discovery of Islets of Langerhans as well as Insulin are some of the groundbreaking discoveries contributed by medical students (1).
Unniappan's findings indicate that the protein stimulates insulin secretion from the pancreas, a glandular organ, which contains clusters of cells called the islets of Langerhans.
During alloxan treatment, [beta]-cytotoxin causes a massive destruction of [beta]-cells in islets of Langerhans, and reduces the [beta]-cells and insulin release (Colca et al.
In a 1982 study, insulin secretion from islets of Langerhans exposed to low-frequency pulsed magnetic fields decreased compared with controls (p < 0.
Endocrine function--A minute but crucially important portion of total pancreatic mass is made up of tissue containing small clusters of cells called islets of Langerhans.