Islets of Langerhans

The islets of Langerhans are the regions of the pancreas that contain its endocrine (i.e., hormone-producing) cells.  the islets of Langerhans constitute approximately 1 to 2% of the mass of the pancreas. There are about one million islets in a healthy adult human pancreas, which are distributed throughout the organ. (adapted from Wikipedia)


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