gastroenteropancreatic

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gastroenteropancreatic

the unity of the gut and the pancreas.

gastroenteropancreatic cells
produce peptide hormones which help coordinate the physiological processes of digestion and carbohydrate metabolism. The cells are located in the intestinal mucosa and in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. The hormones produced include insulin, serotonin, glucagon, somatostatin.