alpha cell

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alpha cell

[′al·fə ‚sel]
(histology)
Any of the acidophilic chromophiles in the anterior lobe of the adenohypophysis.
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Drug analysis based on mechanism (alpha-cell secretion, alpha-cell mass decline, kidney protection, insulin sensitizers, Triglyceride lowering, weight loss ?
This alpha-cell expansion has been associated with the development of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.
Glucogenic syndrome is a dermatosis associated with alpha-cell tumor of the pancreas.
In addition to th e insulin abnormalities, a relative glucagon excess and a pancreatic alpha-cell dysfunction have been demonstrated (Unger 1978).