alpha cell(redirected from endocrinocytus alpha NH3)
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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