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Close-up of beta cells in pancreative islet - labeled

View full-sized image Drawing of a male torso showing the location of the liver and the pancreas labeled with an enlargement of a pancreatic islet containing beta cells.
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Description

Drawing of a male torso showing the location of the liver and the pancreas labeled with an enlargement of a pancreatic islet containing beta cells.

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Drawing of a male torso showing the location of the liver and the pancreas labeled with an enlargement of a pancreatic islet containing beta cells.

Caption

The pancreas contains clusters of cells called islets. Beta cells within the islets make insulin and release it into the blood.

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702 KB | 2250 x 2100

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