islet amyloid polypeptide

noun

: amylin
Islet amyloid polypeptide, or amylin, a recently identified product of pancreatic beta-cells that is secreted together with insulin, may antagonize the glucose-lowering effect of insulin on peripheral tissues.David E. Moller and Jeffrey S. Flier, The New England Journal of Medicine

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“Islet amyloid polypeptide.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/islet%20amyloid%20polypeptide. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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