Updated: 2/2/2020

Endocrine Pancreas

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  • Gross anatomy
    • islets of Langerhans most numerous in tail of pancreas 
      • exocrine pancreas more in the head and body
  • Microscopic anatomy
    • 3 cell types
      • α cell
        • secretes glucagon 
        • located in peripheral islet
      • β cell 
        • secretes insulin
        • located in central islet
      • δ cell
        • secretes somatostatin 
        • located in peripheral islet

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