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cell

(Enemy combatants), noun enemy group, exxremist group, rebel organization, saboteurs, subversives, unnerground extremists
Associated concepts: enemy combatants, justice courts, miliiary tribunals, Patriotic Act, prison cells, sleeper cell, terrorist cell

cell

(jail), noun cage, cella, chamber, compartment, confined room, confinement, cubicle, cubiculum, enclosed cage, incarceration, jailhouse, penitentiary, pound, prison, prison house, small cavity, small room, solitary abode
See also: chamber, jail, penitentiary, prison

CELL. A small room in a prison. See Dungeon.

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If the discovery translates to people, scientists may one day be able to coax type 1 diabetics' own alpha cells into replacing insulin-producing cells.
However, the researchers were missing the second half of the pancreatic equation: cells, like alpha cells, that sense blood sugar and secrete a hormone to offset insulin's effects.
It is known to suppress glucagon secretion from pancreatic alpha cells and stimulate glucose-dependent insulin secretion by pancreatic beta cells.
The two main types of pancreatic cells are alpha cells and beta cells.
Also, it has been noted in the past that the hyperglucagonemia that results when the alpha cells overproduce glucagon has led to pancreas tumors in animal studies, so that's a risk," said Dr.
0012), and a ratio of insulin-producing beta cells to glucagon-producing alpha cells which was 29% higher than in diabetic controls (p=0.