Definition: 'Pancreatic Polypeptide'
pancreatic polypeptideType: Term
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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