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Anatomy Term: alpha cell
XAO ID: 0005164
Synonyms: alpha-cell, alpha-cells, pancreatic A cell, alpha cells
Definition: "A type of endocrine cell in the pancreatic islets of the pancreas. They make up some of the islet cells synthesizing and secreting the peptide hormone glucagon, which elevates the glucose levels in the blood."
Stage Range: NF stage 39 to death
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Parent(s): enteroendocrine cell (is_a) islets of Langerhans (part_of) pancreas (part_of)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY