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islet amyloid polypeptide

noun

medical Definition of islet amyloid polypeptide

: 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. FlierThe New England Journal of Medicine26 Sept. 1991

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