pancreatic hormone


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pancreatic hormone

A hormone produced by the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas.
See: glucagon; insulin
See also: hormone
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During 1921, Paulescu published at least two papers on his anti-diabetic pancreatic hormone (he called it "pancreine") experiments at the Romanian Section of the Society of Biology in Paris.
Glucagon is a 29-amino acid pancreatic hormone that is secreted from the pancreatic [alpha]-cells into the portal blood supply in response to hypoglycemia, acting as the counter-regulatory hormone to insulin.
With Type 2, also called adult onset diabetes, the body doesn't produce or properly use insulin, a pancreatic hormone needed to metabolize sugar, starches, and other food into energy.
Scientists have taught insulin-the pancreatic hormone that regulates blood sugar level and carbohydrate metabolism-to perform an interesting new trick.