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islet amyloid polypeptide


Medical Definition of islet amyloid polypeptide

  1. :  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, 26 Sept. 1991

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