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1. Alpha cell
A type of cell in the pancreas (in areas called the islets of Langerhans ). Alpha cells make and release a hormone called glucagon , which raises the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood.

2. Glucagon
A hormone that raises the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood. The alpha cell s of the pancreas (in areas called the islets of Langerhans) make glucagon when the body needs to put more glucose into the blood. An injectable form of glucagon, which can be bought in a drug store, is sometimes used to treat insulin shock. The glucagon is injected and quickly raises blood glucose levels.

3. Glucagon
A hormone released by the pancreas that stimulates the breakdown of glycogen and the release of glucose , thereby increasing blood levels of glucose. glucagon and insulin work together to maintain blood sugar levels.

4. Insulin antagonist
Something that opposes or fights the action of insulin . Insulin lowers the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood, whereas glucagon raises it; therefore, glucagon is an antagonist of insulin.

5. Insulin
A hormone secreted by the pancreas that stimulates the uptake of glucose by body cells. Insulin works antagonistically with glucagon to control blood sugar levels.

6. Islets of Langerhans
Special groups of cells in the pancreas . They make and secrete hormones that help the body break down and use food. Named after Paul Langerhans, the German scientist who discovered them in 1869, these cells sit in clusters in the pancreas. There are five types of cells in an islet: beta cells, which make insulin ; alpha cells, which make glucagon ; delta cells, which make somatostatin; and PP cells and D1 cells, about which little is known.

7. Pancreas
An organ behind the lower part of the stomach that is about the size of a hand. It makes insulin so that the body can use glucose (sugar) for energy. It also makes enzymes ( trypsin , chymotrypsin, and carboxypolypeptidase) that help the body digest food. Spread all over the pancreas are areas called the islets of Langerhans. The cells in these areas each have a special purpose. The alpha cells make glucagon , which raises the level of glucose in the blood; the beta cells make insulin ; the delta cells make somatostatin. There are also the PP cells and the D1 cells, about which little is known.

8. Pancreas
A gland in the abdominal cavity that secretes digestive enzymes into the small intestine and also secretes the hormones insulin and glucagon into the blood, where they regulate blood glucose levels.A digestive organ that produces trypsin, chymotrypsin and other enzymes as a pancreatic juice, but which also has endocrine functions in the production of the hormones somatostatin , insulin, and glucagon.

9. Pancreatic islets
Clusters of endocrine cells in the pancreas that secrete insulin and glucagon; also known as islets of Langerhans.

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