This is a medium-power view of the pancreas.  A single pancreatic islet is shown here (black arrow).  The dense, closely spaced cells of the islet secrete endocrine hormones.  For example, alpha cells secrete glucagon, and beta cells secrete insulin. 

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Last updated: July 10, 2001.