Definition of Islets of Langerhans

1. Noun. Cell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ; secrete insulin and other hormones.

Exact synonyms: Islands Of Langerhans, Isles Of Langerhans
Generic synonyms: Ductless Gland, Endocrine, Endocrine Gland
Group relationships: Pancreas



Definition of Islets of Langerhans

1. Noun. (anatomy biology) regions in the pancreas that contain its endocrine cells ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Islets of Langerhans

1. Groups of cells found within the pancreas: A cells and B-cells secrete insulin and glucagon. See: D cells. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Islets of Langerhans

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Harvey Lectures by Harvey Society of New York, New York Academy of Medicine (1915)
"STRUCTURE AND RELATIONSHIPS OF THE Islets of Langerhans* CRITERIA OP HISTOLOGICAL ... Although the islets of Langerhans were discovered as early as 1869, ..."

2. Internal Secretion and the Ductless Glands by Swale Vincent (1912)
"The Islets of Langerhans. By perhaps the majority of authors the pancreas is considered to consist of two separate and distinct kinds of tissue, ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1907)
"... Islets of Langerhans ' in the Pancreas. THE majority of writers, especially among pathologists, look upon the ' islets of Langerhans ' as constituting a ..."

4. Clinical treatises on the pathology and therapy of disorders of metabolism by Karl Harko von Noorden (1905)
"... furnish the secretion and the digestive ferments, the other part consisting only of solid ductless masses of cells, the so-called islets of Langerhans. ..."

5. Clinical Journal (1903)
"... of the pancreas discovered by Langerhans in 1869, and since named after him as the cell-islets of Langerhans. These cell-islets are to be found between ..."

6. Physiological chemistry: A Text-book and Manual for Students by Albert Prescott Mathews (1916)
"The facts just stated load pathologists generally to attribute the disease often to a lesion in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. ..."

7. The Harvey Lectures by Harvey Society of New York, New York Academy of Medicine (1915)
"STRUCTURE AND RELATIONSHIPS OF THE Islets of Langerhans* CRITERIA OP HISTOLOGICAL ... Although the islets of Langerhans were discovered as early as 1869, ..."

8. Internal Secretion and the Ductless Glands by Swale Vincent (1912)
"The Islets of Langerhans. By perhaps the majority of authors the pancreas is considered to consist of two separate and distinct kinds of tissue, ..."

9. Report of the Annual Meeting (1907)
"... Islets of Langerhans ' in the Pancreas. THE majority of writers, especially among pathologists, look upon the ' islets of Langerhans ' as constituting a ..."

10. Clinical treatises on the pathology and therapy of disorders of metabolism by Karl Harko von Noorden (1905)
"... furnish the secretion and the digestive ferments, the other part consisting only of solid ductless masses of cells, the so-called islets of Langerhans. ..."

11. Clinical Journal (1903)
"... of the pancreas discovered by Langerhans in 1869, and since named after him as the cell-islets of Langerhans. These cell-islets are to be found between ..."

12. Physiological chemistry: A Text-book and Manual for Students by Albert Prescott Mathews (1916)
"The facts just stated load pathologists generally to attribute the disease often to a lesion in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. ..."

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