What are the small clusters of endocrine gland cells that are located in the pancreas?

1 Answer
Jul 27, 2017

The Islets of Langerhans.


Within the pancreas, there are isolated clusters of endocrine gland cells called the Islets of Langerhans (named after Paul Langerhans, a German physician who discovered them in 1869).

These clusters release various important hormones that assist digestion. These hormones include insulin, glucagon, somatostatin, ghrelin, etc.