Definition of Alpha cell, pancreatic
Alpha cell, pancreatic: A type of cell found in areas within the pancreas called the islets of Langerhans. Alpha cells make and release glucagon, which raises the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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