Psychology Wiki

Enteroendocrine cells

34,203pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Assessment | Biopsychology | Comparative | Cognitive | Developmental | Language | Individual differences | Personality | Philosophy | Social |
Methods | Statistics | Clinical | Educational | Industrial | Professional items | World psychology |

Biological: Behavioural genetics · Evolutionary psychology · Neuroanatomy · Neurochemistry · Neuroendocrinology · Neuroscience · Psychoneuroimmunology · Physiological Psychology · Psychopharmacology (Index, Outline)

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"
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.