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Islets of Langerhans (Pancreatic Islets)

Islets of Langerhans (Pancreatic Islets)

Author: Aaron Mullally
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Islets of Langerhans Objectives

- Be able to explain why the pancreas is primarily an exocrine organ by describing the structure of its islets

- Describe the function of beta cells

- Describe the function of alpha cells

- Describe the concept of hormones antagonizing one another

Physiologic Anatomy of the Pancreas

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