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Medical Term:

pancreatic polypeptide

 

Definition:

  1. a 36-amino acid peptide secreted by islet cells of the pancreas in response to a meal and of uncertain physiologic function;
  2. a family of gastrointestinal peptides, which includes pancreatic polypeptide, neuropeptide Y, and peptide YY.
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