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islets of Langerhans

cells in the pancreas that detect changes in blood sugar levels. They produce hormones including insulin and glucagon.

alpha cells

a special group of cells found in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. Alpha cells produce the hormone glucagon, which they release into the bloodstream when blood sugar level is low.

beta cells

a special group of cells found in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. Beta cells produce the hormone insulin, which they release into the bloodstream when the blood sugar level is high.

The pancreas is an organ that serves two vital purposes: to aid food digestion and to produce hormones that mainly serve to control levels of energy in the blood.

Glucagon is produced to maintain glucose levels in the bloodstream when fasting and to raise very low glucose levels.

Insulin is an essential hormone produced by the pancreas. Its main role is to control glucose levels in our bodies.

Somatostatinomas are rare neuroendocrine tumours that arise from tumour cells originated from specialised hormone-producing cells in the endocrine pancreas and duodenum (first part of small intestine).

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