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Enteroendocrine cells are specialized endocrine cells of the gastrointestinal tract. They produce hormones such as serotonin[1], somatostatin and enteroglucagon.

Most enteroendocrine cells are found in the islets of Langerhans, but they are also found in other locations. For example, the G cells (which secrete gastrin) are located primarily in the stomach.[2]. Enteroendocrine cells are also found in the duodenum.[3]

Enterochromaffin-like cell and enterochromaffin cells are also considered enteroendocrine cells.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. UIUC Histology Subject 321
  2. iv_1/g/G_cell article at GE's Medcyclopaedia
  3. Histology at Boston University 11604loa - "Endocrine System: duodenum, enteroendocrine cells"
  4. MeSH Enteroendocrine+cells

External linksEdit

  • Histology at Boston University 22201loa - "Ultrastructure of the Cell: chief cells and enteroendocrine cell"
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