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endocrine pancreas histology

islets of Langerhans

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cells of islets of Lagerhans

α, β and δ of endocrine cells

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pancreatic islets arise from

pancreatic buds

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cells of islets of Langerhans - location

α --> peripheral
β ---> central
δ --> intersprered

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cells of islets of Langerhans - function of α, β, δ, cells and location

α --> peripheral ---> glycagon
β ---> central ---> insulin
δ --> intersprered ---> somatostatin

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What is the embryologic origin of the islets of Langerhans? What are the products of the cells within the islets?

Pancreatic buds; α cells (peripheral) make glucagon, β cells (central) make insulin, & γ cells (interspersed) make somatostatin