alpha cell(redirected from Glucagon-secreting cells)
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alpha cellA cell of the islets of Langerhans which produces glucagon in response to hypoglycaemia, growth hormone and some amino acids.
1. An enteroendocrine cell that produces glucagon and is found in the pancreatic islets. Synonym: A cell
2. An acidophil of the adenohypophysis (anterior pituitary gland).
See also: cell