islet of Langerhans


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islet of Langerhans

[′ī·lət əv ′läŋ·gər‚hänz]
(histology)
A mass of cell cords in the pancreas that is of an endocrine nature, secreting insulin and a minor hormone like lipocaic. Also known as island of Langerhans; islet of the pancreas.
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i] oscillations in mouse pancreatic islet of Langerhans recorded in vivo.
Homologous and heterologous asynchronicity between identified [alpha], [beta]- and [delta]-cells within intact islet of Langerhans.