What Is Pancreatic Hormone?

Q:
What is pancreatic hormone?

A:
A pancreatic hormone refers to any one of several chemical compounds secreted by the pancreas and associated with the regulation of cellular metabolism.

Hormones secreted by the pancreas are glucagon, insulin, pancreatic polypeptide, preproinsulin, proglucagon, somatostatin, vasoactive intestinal peptide, growth hormone releasing hormone, gastrin and ghrelin.

  • Somatostatin is secreted by the delta cells;
  • Pancreatic polypeptide is secreted by a group of glandular cells arranged in a halo around each islet of Langerhans;
  • Insulin is secreted by beta cells of the islets of Langerhans;
  • Glucagon is secreted by alpha cells of the islets of Langerhans.

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