Definition of Islands of Langerhans

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

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



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Literary usage of Islands of Langerhans

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

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Even if the islands of Langerhans are quite essential to the furtherance of carbohydrate metabolism, as the upholders of that theory believe them to be, ..."

2. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1906)
"... the islands of Langerhans in association with diabetes mellitus were described by Opie in 1900, discussion has been limited to the relation between ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1904)
"XL, S. 202) reported two cases of diabetes mellitus, associated with chronic pancreatitis, in which no traces of the islands of Langerhans could be found in ..."

4. Journal of Applied Microscopy by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company (1902)
"... cells of the islands of Langerhans were more or less extensively transformed into hyaline material. ..."

5. A Text-book of Pathology by William George MacCallum (1916)
"practically all of the islands of Langerhans were converted into hyaline, ... The islands of Langerhans alone remain, embedded in fat. creas is concerned. ..."

6. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1920)
"The islands of Langerhans after ligation 38. of pancreatic duct. J. Exp. Med., 1912, xv, 101. 23. KUEHNE and LEA. Beobachtungen ueber die Abson- 39. derung ..."

7. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1904)
"of the islands of Langerhans. It has not, however, been proved that all cases of diabetes have a pancreatic origin, nearly half of those carefully .studied ..."

8. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"It should be added that this connection of the islands of Langerhans with the internal secretion of the pancreas is not accepted by all writers. ..."

9. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Even if the islands of Langerhans are quite essential to the furtherance of carbohydrate metabolism, as the upholders of that theory believe them to be, ..."

10. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1906)
"... the islands of Langerhans in association with diabetes mellitus were described by Opie in 1900, discussion has been limited to the relation between ..."

11. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1904)
"XL, S. 202) reported two cases of diabetes mellitus, associated with chronic pancreatitis, in which no traces of the islands of Langerhans could be found in ..."

12. Journal of Applied Microscopy by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company (1902)
"... cells of the islands of Langerhans were more or less extensively transformed into hyaline material. ..."

13. A Text-book of Pathology by William George MacCallum (1916)
"practically all of the islands of Langerhans were converted into hyaline, ... The islands of Langerhans alone remain, embedded in fat. creas is concerned. ..."

14. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1920)
"The islands of Langerhans after ligation 38. of pancreatic duct. J. Exp. Med., 1912, xv, 101. 23. KUEHNE and LEA. Beobachtungen ueber die Abson- 39. derung ..."

15. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1904)
"of the islands of Langerhans. It has not, however, been proved that all cases of diabetes have a pancreatic origin, nearly half of those carefully .studied ..."

16. A Text-book of Physiology for Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1911)
"It should be added that this connection of the islands of Langerhans with the internal secretion of the pancreas is not accepted by all writers. ..."

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